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Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England
Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts

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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521813235

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  • Exclusively devoted to demonic possession amd exorcism in early modern England, this book offers modernized versions of the most significant texts on nine cases of demonic possession from 1570 to 1650. The nine stories of demonic possession were either written by eyewitnesses or derived from eyewitness reports. The modernized texts and critical Introductions are analyzed within the context of an Introduction to demonic possession in England ranging from the period 1550 to 1700.

    • Modernized readable versions of the nine most important cases of demonic possession in early modern England
    • Critical introductions to each of the nine modernized texts
    • Author specializes in religious thought in the period 1500–1700 and this is his fourth book for the Press
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521813235
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Disfigured by the Devil: the story of Alexander Nyndge
    2. Two possessed maidens in London: the story of Agnes Briggs and Rachel Pinder
    3. The witches of Warboys: the story of the Throckmorton Children
    4. The boy of Burton: the story of Thomas Darling
    5. A household possessed: the story of the Lancashire seven
    6. The counterfeit demoniac: the story of William Sommers
    7. The puritan martyr: the story of Mary Glover
    8. The boy of Bilson: the story of William Perry
    9. A pious daughter: the story of Margaret Muschamp

  • Author

    Philip C. Almond, University of Queensland
    Philip C. Almond is Professor of Studies in Religion at the University of Queensland. He is the author of a number of books including Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought (Cambridge, 1999), Heaven and Hell in Enlightenment England (Cambridge, 1994), Heretic and Hero: Muhammad and the Victorians (1989), and The British Discovery of Buddhism (Cambridge, 1988).

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