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As for the chronology of these cases, the records of the ecclesiastical courts
indicate that they were at their peak in the reign of Elizabeth r, steadily dwindled
under the early Stuarts, and virtually disappeared after the Restoration. Almost ...
So long as the records of the ecclesiastical courts remain largely unpublished, its
precise impact is impossible to assess; especially as the irritating tendency of
ecclesiastical judges to postpone cases repeatedly before reaching a final ...
They could also be denounced along with other magicians before the
ecclesiastical courts. But although many wizards were cited before the
ecclesiastical authorities, it is striking that very few of them were charged with
having committed acts ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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