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Riassunto: 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.
L'autore: Gilbert Geis is Professor Emeritus, Department of Criminology, at the University of California, Irvine. Ivan Bunn is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of East Anglia.
Titolo: A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth Century ...
Casa editrice: Routledge
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Routledge, London, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xx + 284pp. Laminated papered boards, black titling to upper board and spine, patterned endpapers, b&w illustrations, index. A detailed study of the 1662 Lowestoft, England witchcraft trial of Amy Denny and Rose Cullender who were convicted and hanged for (among other things), allegedly causing the death of a child, bedeviling cattle and lice infestations. The authors further place the witchcraft hysteria in its political, social and cultural context, and explore the implications of this case towards an understanding of the phenomena as a whole, and as it relates to the infamous Salem witchcraft trials, which occurred 30 years later. Corners and spine ends bumped, light rubbing to boards and edges, otherwise a solid, unmarked VG+ copy. (no dust jacket issued). Codice libro della libreria 35876
Descrizione libro Routledge. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0415171083 Satisfaction Guaranteed. Please contact us with any inquiries. We ship daily. Codice libro della libreria Z0415171083Z3
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89088832
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0415171083
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0415171083