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A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution

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A case study of the witchcraft trial of two women in 1662 Lowestoft, England, including a description of the accusers and prosecutors and an analysis of the trial itself, which was cited as a precedent in the Salem witchcraft trials.

Synopsis:

In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were accused of witchcraft and stood trial and were hanged in Lowestoft. This text is an in-depth study of this trial, and an analysis of the court procedures, and the larger social, cultural and political concerns of the period.

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In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were accused of witchcraft, and, in one of the most important of such cases in England, stood trial and were hanged in Bury St Edmunds. A Trial of Witches is a complete account of this sensational trial and an analysis of the court procedures, and the larger social, cultural and political concerns of the period.

In a critique of the official process, the book details how the erroneous conclusions of the trial were achieved. The authors consider the key participants in the case, including the judge and medical witness, their institutional importance, their part in the fate of the women and their future careers.

Through detailed research of primary sources, the authors explore the important implications of this case for the understanding of hysteria, group mentality, social forces and the witchcraft phenomenon as a whole.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415171090
With:
Bunn, Ivan
Author:
Bunn, Ivan
Author:
Geis, Gilbert
Author:
Bunn Ivan
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Trials (witchcraft)
Subject:
Witchcraft -- England -- History.
Subject:
Trials (Witchcraft) -- England -- Lowestoft.
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 4936
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.52x5.47x.81 in. 1.04 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Early Modern
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Metaphysics » Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Metaphysics » Wicca and Goddess Worship
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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"Synopsis" by , In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were accused of witchcraft and stood trial and were hanged in Lowestoft. This text is an in-depth study of this trial, and an analysis of the court procedures, and the larger social, cultural and political concerns of the period.
"Synopsis" by , In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were accused of witchcraft, and, in one of the most important of such cases in England, stood trial and were hanged in Bury St Edmunds. A Trial of Witches is a complete account of this sensational trial and an analysis of the court procedures, and the larger social, cultural and political concerns of the period.

In a critique of the official process, the book details how the erroneous conclusions of the trial were achieved. The authors consider the key participants in the case, including the judge and medical witness, their institutional importance, their part in the fate of the women and their future careers.

Through detailed research of primary sources, the authors explore the important implications of this case for the understanding of hysteria, group mentality, social forces and the witchcraft phenomenon as a whole.

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