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Narratives of Sorcery and Magic

Narratives of Sorcery and Magic
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108044202

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About the Authors
  • 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 Although much of Wright's research has been completely superseded, his work is still considered worth consulting, as he collected material not readily available elsewhere.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 1851 publication is testimony to Wright's interest in folklore, sorcery and legend. Volume 1 deals with European sorcery, and sixteenth-century English characters such as Dr John Dee; it also examines the legend of Dr Faustus. Volume 2 surveys the seventeenth century, and includes such important instances as the alleged demonic possession of the Ursuline nuns of Loudun, and the witchcraft hysteria which led to the Salem Witch Trials.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108044202
    • length: 716 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introduction
    2. Story of the lady Alice Kyteler
    3. Further political usage of the belief in sorcery. The Templars
    4. Sorcery in France. The citizens of Arras
    5. The lord of Mirebeau and Pierre d'Estaing the alchemist
    6. The earlier medieval type of the sorcerer. Virgil the enchanter
    7. The later medieval types of the magician. Friar Bacon and Dr Faustus
    8. Sorcery in Germany in the fifteenth century. The Malleus Maleficarum
    9. Witchcraft in Scotland in the sixteenth century
    10. King James and the witches of Lothian
    11. Magic in England during the age of the Reformation
    12. The English magicians. Dr Dee and his followers
    13. The witches of Warboys
    14. The poetry of witchcraft
    15. Witchcraft in France in the sixteenth century
    16. Pierre de Lancre and the witches of Labourd
    17. Magic in Spain. The auto-da-fé of Logrono. Volume 2:
    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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