Katherine Howe (ed.): The Penguin Book of Witches

Artikelnummer: 978-0-14310-618-0

From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met ...

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Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America

From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends.

Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft, never failing to horrify, intrigue, and delight.


Autor*in / Hrsg.: Katherine Howe
Zeitepoche(n): 15. bis 17. Jh. 18. und 19. Jh.
fremdsprachige Bücher: all english books
weitere Themen: Hexen
Weitere Informationen: Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: 294 S.
Einband: Paperback
Erscheinungsdatum: 30.09.2014

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