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  • British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700,
  • Occultism & quasi-religious beliefs,
  • Social History,
  • c 1500 to c 1600,
  • c 1600 to c 1700,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Magick Studies,
  • History / Social History,
  • Scotland,
  • Witchcraft

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    ContributionsJulian Goodare (Editor), Lauren Martin (Editor), Joyce Miller (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10194319M
    ISBN 100230507883
    ISBN 109780230507883

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Preview this book» What people are Appearances of the Devil in Early Modern Scottish Witchcraft Discourse. 7 Demonic Possession in Early Modern Scotland.

8 A Comparative Perspective on Scottish CunningFolk and Charmers. Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern ScotlandEdition: illustrated. Brian P. Levack, editor Brian P. Levack is the John E. Green Regents Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published widely on English and Scottish legal history and the history of witchcraft prosecutions.

His publications on witchcraft include The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (3rd edn, ) and Witch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics and Religion (). Abstract. The Witchcraft Act ofin citing the abominabill superstitioun employed by certain of lieges of the realm through using witchcraft, sorcery and necromancy, and the credence gevin thairto in tymes bygane aganis the Law of God, effectively identified diablerie and folk belief with the medieval Church.

1 The Reformers, however, operated within a well-established. Abstract. A consensus about the patterns of witchcraft prosecution in early modern Scotland has emerged over the last 25 years. Scholars generally agree that early modern Scotland was gripped by five national witchcraft panics in 1,30, 50 and 2; and that these panics were part of a larger, European witch-hunt that Scotland joined in its second wave.

The population of early modern Scotland was more evenly distributed than it is today, so the preponderance of witches in Scotland's central belt is really striking. The top county for witch-hunting was Haddingtonshire (East Lothian). When were the prosecutions. The Witchcraft Act was in force between and belief in witchcraft and magic.

2 Ronald Hutton, an eminent historian of early modern England has, in recent publications concerning paganism, contem-porary witchcraft and shamanism, shown how skilled historians can apply their craft and range of experience to illuminate subjects in periods beyond.

Scottish Witchcraft (religion, spiritualism, and occult) The most barbaric persecution of witchcraft undoubtedly occurred in Germany, but Scotland came a close Presbyterian clergy acted like inquisitors, and the Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland book sessions often shared the prosecution with the secular law courts.

Torture was intense and limited only by the fact that the poor technology of the area produced. Book Description. Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Award. Witch-Hunting in Scotland presents a fresh perspective on the trial and execution of the hundreds of women and men prosecuted for the crime of witchcraft, an offence that involved the alleged practice of maleficent magic and the worship of the devil, for inflicting harm on their neighbours and making pacts with the devil.

Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe. : Jonathan Barry, Marianne Hester, Gareth Roberts. Cambridge University Press, - History - pages.

1 Review. This important collection brings together both established figures and new researchers to offer fresh perspectives on 45(1). A Compendium of this Witch's Favourite Books, Articles and Blogs Books Witchcraft- History Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland, Wanda Wyporska The Witches' Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic-Thomas Hatsis Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic- Emma Wilby The Visions of Isobel Gowdie: Magic.

Witchcraft was most likely centred on a superstitious folklore belief that profoundly recognised both good and bad magic as real and physical in its manifestations.

The witch may have been a physical reality, but witchcraft beliefs are in ourselves, Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland book perhaps more so in the educated and popular minds of early modern.

Sharpe, James, Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, ). Divided into background on topics like witchcraft in elite mentalities and popular culture, a thematic middle section including Women and witchcraft, and an analysis of the decline of belief in witchcraft.

See R. Briggs, Many reasons why: witchcraft and the problem of multiple explanation, in J. Barry et al. (eds), Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief (Cambridge, ), especially at p.

53 where he refers to chaos theory. Stephen Jay Gould has also applied evolutionary theory to human cultural evolution with interesting results: see for example The. Goodare, The Scottish Witchcraft Act: 45; idem, Introduction: 4067; Owen Davies, A Comparative Perspective on Scottish Cunning-folk and Charmers, Witchcraft and Belief in Early Modern Scotland: ; For a study of events leading up to the passing of the Scottish Witchcraft Act that emphasises an essentially anti-Catholic agenda: P.

Maxwell-Stuart, Satans Conspiracy. Witch trials and witch related accusations were at a high during the early modern period in Britain, a time that spanned from the beginning of the 16th century to the end of the 18th century. Witchcraft in this article refers to any magical or supernatural practices made by mankind.

Prior to it being made a capital offence in it was often seen as a healing art, performed by people Estimated Reading Time: 11 mins. This volume provides a valuable introduction to the key concepts of witchcraft and demonology through a detailed study of one of the best known and most notorious episodes of Scottish history, the North Berwick witch hunt, in which King James was involved as alleged victim, interrogator, judge and demonologist.

It provides hitherto unpublished and inaccessible material from the legal. Witchcraft and belief in Early Modern Scotland (Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic) Hardcover Illustrated, December 4, by J.

Goodare (Editor), L. Martin (Editor), J. Miller (Editor) 0 more. out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions. Witchcraft and belief in Early Modern Scotland (Palgrave. Witches in early modern Scotland. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have identified over 3, cases of witchcraft accusation in early modern Scotland between andits peak between and when there were five large-scale witch hunts.

This article discusses the role played by science in changing the notions about witchcraft. For almost years, the idea that the march of modern science was responsible for ending the era of the witch trials has held sway in academic and popular writing on the subject.

At the same time, it has become equally axiomatic that the belief system which underpinned the legal persecution of witches. Abstract. This chapter discusses some intellectuals in early modern Scotland who attempted to place the study of nature spirits on a scientific basis.

The nature spirits most often recognized in early modern Scotland were fairies, elves and brownies. Elite thinkers usually dismissed them as vulgar superstition, or reinterpreted them as demons. Robin Briggs Robin Briggs, is Emeritus Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

His publications include Early Modern France, (), Communities of Belief: Social and Cultural Tensions in Early Modern France (), Witches and Neighbours: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft (), and The Witches of Lorraine. scottish-witchcraft-and-magick-the-craft-of-the-picts 29 Downloaded from on September 1, by guest A fascinating examination into the belief and practice of magic by ordinary people in Scotland in the medieval and early modern period.

The book explains not only what was done but, crucially, also why, with sections on. The Pittenweem witches were five Scottish women accused of witchcraft in the small fishing village of Pittenweem in Fife on the east coast of Scotland in Another two women and a man were named as accomplices.

Accusations made by a teenage boy, Patrick Morton, against a local woman, Beatrix Layng, led to the death in prison of Thomas Brown, and, in Januarythe murder of Janet. The great age of witch trials, which ran between andfascinates and repels in equal measure.

Over the course of a century and a half, 80, people were tried for witchcraft and half of. Although accounts of witchcraft and demonic possession can be found from virtually all cultures around the world, in the wake of the Reformation and the European wars of religion in the fifteenth century, accusations of witchcraft and instances of demonic possession reached fever pitch.

This was particularly the case in early modern England. Brian P. Levack is the John E. Green Regents Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin.

His publications on witchcraft and demonology include The Witch-hunt in Early Modern Europe (3rd edition, ); Witch-hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics, and Religion (); and The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West ().

witchcraft, and discussing the interpretation of witchcraft theme in the plays from early modern English drama, this research highlights how witchcraft and witch-beliefs serve as a material for playwrights to criticize idealization of femininity. Keywords: witchcraft, witch-beliefs, religion.

GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY ON WITCH BELIEFS WITCH TRIALS. General Works. Brian Levack, The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe () Joseph Klaits, Servants of Satan: The Age of the Witch Hunts () BFlK53 - good, recent survey of witchhunts, with bibliography.

Trevor Roper, European Witch Craze of the 16th 17th C. This original survey combines broad interpretations of the rise and fall of Scottish witchcraft prosecutions with detailed case studies of specific witch-hunts.

"Witch-Hunting in Scotland" makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in witchcraft or in the political, legal and religious history of the early modern period. In the 17th century, people believed that witchcraft was practiced by women who had rejected God and made a pact with evil spirits.

Fromwhen Pope Innocent VIII declared witchcraft a heresy, untilhistorians believe that nearlypeople across Europe were burned as witches. The fear of witches in Europe was only amplified by.

Witchcraft in Early Modern England provides a fascinating introduction to the history of witches and witchcraft in England from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Witchcraft was a crime punishable by death in England during this period and this book charts the witch panics and legal persecution of witches that followed, exploring topics such as elite attitudes to witchcraft in England Reviews: 2.

First, belief in the real power of witchcraft grew during the late medieval and early-modern Europe as a doctrinal view in opposition to the canon Episcopi gained ground in certain communities. This fueled a paranoia among certain religious authorities that there was a vast underground conspiracy of witches determined to overthrow Christianity.

Scotland in the early modern period refers, for the purposes of this article, to Scotland between the death of James IV in and the end of the Jacobite risings in the mid-eighteenth century.

It roughly corresponds to the early modern period in Europe, beginning with the Renaissance and Reformation and ending with the start of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. Witch trials in early modern Scotland; Witchcraft in early modern Britain; Witchcraft in Orkney; Witches' Well, Edinburgh; Y.

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Emotions in the History of Witchcraft. Bringing together leading historians, anthropologists, and religionists, this volume examines the unbridled passions of witchcraft from the Middle Ages to the present.

Witchcraft is an intensely emotional crime, rooted in the belief that envy and spite can cause illness or even death. This is a book that is fresh and thought-provoking, and its authors are to be congratulated on their varied, precise, and well-researched contributions. Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters is a fantastically useful resource, and can only further stimulate work in the area.

The shifting nature of witch hunts across Europe in Scotland changed the ideology that witch problems were only problematic for women (Kors, Kors, Peters, ). This follows the fact that early modern Christians, though women were likely to turn into witches.

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