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Narratives of Sorcery and Magic
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Volume 2

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108044196

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  • The English historian and antiquary Thomas Wright (1810–70) co-founded and joined a number of antiquarian and literary societies. He was greatly interested in Old English, Middle English and Anglo-Norman texts, and in the 1840s and 1850s he published widely within these areas. Gradually his focus shifted to the archaeology of Roman Britain and to Anglo-Saxon cemeteries. Although much of Wright's research has been completely superseded, his work is still considered worth consulting, as he collected material not readily available elsewhere. This two-volume 1851 publication is testimony to Wright's interest in folklore, sorcery and legend. In Volume 2, he maintains a broad perspective while surveying instances of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. Wright writes about such famous cases as the Earl of Somerset, the Ursuline nuns of Loudun, and the Mohra witches in Sweden, to whom the Devil appeared with a red beard and a high-crowned hat.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108044196
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 20 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    18. Adventures of Doctor Torralva
    19. Trial of the Earl and Countess of Somerset
    20. La maréchale d'Ancre
    21. Louis Gaufridi
    22. The Ursulines of Loudun
    23. The Lancashire witches
    24. Witchcraft in England during the earlier part of the seventeenth century
    25. Witchcraft under the Commonwealth. Matthew Hopkins the Witch-finder
    26. Witchcraft in Germany, in the earlier part of the seventeenth-century
    27. The witches of Scotland under King James after his accession to the English throne
    28. Confessions of Isobel Gowdie
    29. The witches of Mohra in Sweden
    30. Sir Matthew Hale and Chief Justice Holt
    31. The doings of Satan in New England
    32. Conclusion.

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    Thomas Wright

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