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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.

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Abstract

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: 02 Dec 2010 20:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8907
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