The Scottish Witch-hunt in Context

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Julian Goodare, Senior Lecturer in Scottish History School of History and Classics Julian Goodare
Manchester University Press, 2002 - History - 230 pages
This collection of essays on Scottish witchcraft and witch-hunting, covers the whole period of the Scottish witch-hunt, from the mid-16th century to the early 18th. It includes studies of particular witchcraft panics such as a reassessment of the role of King James VI, and Covers a wide range of topics concerned with Scottish witch-hunting and places it in the context of other topics such as gender relations, folklore, magic and healing, and moral regulation by the church and state. The work Provides a comparative dimension of witch-hunting beyond Scotland - one on the global context, and one comparing Scotland with England.

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