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Differences between Witch-trials in England and Europe

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:54 pm
by Desecrated
"Keith Wrightson is an historian of ‘early modern’ England (c.1450-1750), specializing in social, economic and cultural history. "

"In this lecture, Professor Wrightson discusses witchcraft and magic. He examines the distinctive nature of both witchcraft beliefs and the history of witchcraft prosecution in England (as compared with both Scotland and continental Europe), outlining the typical circumstances of a witchcraft accusation and what these might suggest about the rise and fall of concern with witchcraft. Finally he considers a number of unresolved problems in the history of witchcraft in England: the nature of the links between gender and witchcraft; the reasons behind the passage of the statutes defining witchcraft as a crime; and the exceptionally large number of trials conducted in the county of Essex."


Re: Differences between Witch-trials in England and Europe

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 11:19 am
by Rin
Sounds fascinating, will put it on the "to watch" list.

Re: Differences between Witch-trials in England and Europe

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:52 pm
by Desecrated
And here is a lecture that manages to say almost the exact opposite: