The Open UniversitySkip to content

Towards a politics of witchcraft in early modern England

Elmer, Peter (2001). Towards a politics of witchcraft in early modern England. In: Clark, Stuart ed. Languages of witchcraft: narrative, ideology and meaning in early modern culture. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 101–118.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


In this essay, I seek to refocus attention away from the traditional sociological and psychological explanations for belief in witchcraft, and to stress instead the political context in which ideas about witchcraft evolved and changed over time.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-333-79348-X, 978-0-333-79348-0
Keywords: witchcraft; politics; early modern Europe;
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 8907
Depositing User: Peter Elmer
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 16:41
Share this page:

▼ Automated document suggestions from open access sources

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340