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Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in Early Modern England [Paperback]

James Sharpe
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Conventions
Introduction
Pt. 1. Witchcraft in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England
1. Witchcraft and Elite Mentalities
2. Witchcraft in Popular Culture
3. The Theological and Legal Bases for Witch-hunting
Pt. 2. Five Themes
4. Patterns of Prosecution and Punishment
5. England's Mass Witch-hunt: East Anglia, 1645-7
6. Accusations, Counter-measures and the Local Community
7. Women and Witchcraft
8. Possession
Pt. 3. The Problem of Decline
9. The Growth of Judicial Scepticism
10. A Changing Religious Context
11. Science and the Decline of Witchcraft
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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