This study examines the relationship between Aclite and popular beliefs in witchcraft, magic and superstition in England, analyzing such beliefs against the background of political, religious and social upheaval characteristic of the Civil War, Interregnum and Restoration periods.... was the first published work on the subject to combine an anthropological approach with a close study of the original sources. ... It contains some excellent local case studies from the Hopkins witch hunt in Ely and Suffolk, much of which overlaps with what is contained herein. ... with the political and religious turmoil between 1640 and 1670 - it is with these issues that this book is mainly concerned.
|Title||:||Witchcraft, Magic and Superstition in England, 1640-70|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Pub Limited - 2000-01-01|