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Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750, Ian Bostridge

Label
Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750
Title
Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750
Statement of responsibility
Ian Bostridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is about the significance of witchcraft in English public life (c.1650-c.1750), and deals with contemporary opinion regarding its theological, philosophical, and legal dimensions. Ian Bostridge discusses civil war politics, the writings of Thomas Hobbes, the debate about witchcraft at the time of the Glorious Revolution, and the disputes surrounding the repeal of Jacobean witchcraft legislation in 1736. He also examines the work of less familiar writers and propagandists such as Richard Boulton, Francis Hutchinson, and James Erskine of Grange, and balances this account of the gradual demise of witchcraft theory in England with a comparative case study of the debate in France. Finally, by asserting that witchcraft remained a serious topic of debate well into the eighteenth century, and that its descent into polite ridicule had as much to do with politics as with the birth of reason, Witchcraft and its Transformations offers a lively critique of current interpretations of English popular culture and political change."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
Uk
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bostridge, Ian
Dewey number
133.4/3/094209032
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1510 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
BF1581
LC item number
.B677 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
Label
Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750, Ian Bostridge
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Contract -- 2. Hobbes -- 3. Witchcraft Restored -- 4. Pandaemonium -- 5. Party-Causes -- 6. The Last Debate? -- 7. Afterlife -- 8. Repeal -- 9. Witchcraft Abroad
Control code
ocm36747095
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780198206538
Lccn
97164756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198206538
  • (OCoLC)36747095
Label
Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750, Ian Bostridge
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Contract -- 2. Hobbes -- 3. Witchcraft Restored -- 4. Pandaemonium -- 5. Party-Causes -- 6. The Last Debate? -- 7. Afterlife -- 8. Repeal -- 9. Witchcraft Abroad
Control code
ocm36747095
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780198206538
Lccn
97164756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780198206538
  • (OCoLC)36747095

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