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The Resource Witchcraft and demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789, Jonathan Barry, (electronic book)

Witchcraft and demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789, Jonathan Barry, (electronic book)

Label
Witchcraft and demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789
Title
Witchcraft and demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Barry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Investigating the continuing meaning of witchcraft and demonology in England in its period of supposed decline, Jonathan Barry takes six cases from south-western England between 1640 and 1789, and explores them in great depth to reveal the multiple and contested meanings of what occurred and how it was explained. Eschewing simple polarities of 'belief' or 'scepticism' about witches and the Devil, his studies here examine how our surviving evidence was created (and how carefully it must therefore be used) and transmitted down to our time. Barry's introduction and conclusion then bring out the wider implications, not only for the history of witchcraft and demonology, but for our understanding of the factors underlying cultural and intellectual change in England between the English and French revolutions, a time when political and religious pluralism and the impact of enlightenment ideas coexisted with deep-rooted commitment to a providentialist ideal of a united Protestant society, built on Biblical and legal traditions"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
UKPGM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Jonathan
Dewey number
133.409423/09032
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1581
LC item number
.B37 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Demonology
  • Demonology
  • England
Label
Witchcraft and demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789, Jonathan Barry, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Robert Hunt and the Somerset Witches -- The Trial of the Bideford Witches -- The Politics of Pandaemonium -- John Beaumont: Science, Spirits and the Scale of Nature -- Public Infidelity and Private Belief? The Discourse of Spirits in Enlightenment Bristol -- Methodism and Mummery: the Case of George Lukins -- Conclusion
Control code
SPR769139669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 373 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230361386
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Witchcraft and demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789, Jonathan Barry, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Robert Hunt and the Somerset Witches -- The Trial of the Bideford Witches -- The Politics of Pandaemonium -- John Beaumont: Science, Spirits and the Scale of Nature -- Public Infidelity and Private Belief? The Discourse of Spirits in Enlightenment Bristol -- Methodism and Mummery: the Case of George Lukins -- Conclusion
Control code
SPR769139669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 373 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230361386
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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