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I read it compulsively—dare I say it—quite bewitched with Marilynne K. A compelling read. One of the more famous, and darker, events from this time was the Salem Witch Trials. Marilynne K. Roach researched these trials so much that she brings us into the courtroom and lets us feel the pain of the six most famous women. For a second, like witchcraft, we step into the shoes of Bridget Bishop and Ann Putnam, and feel how they felt on those final days. The book is super detailed and fantastically informative on the subject.
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To celebrate the season of the witch, Donna Thorland , a member of the script-writers team as well as a novelist, wrote a list of ten ways to get fans fix while waiting for Season Three. Pendle is to Britain what Salem is to America, and the witch trials there were equally terrifying. The Daylight Gate is a fantastically gothic novel about a heroine as driven and strong as Mary Sibley, told in fast moving, spare prose. Probably wise to purchase a nightlight before starting this one…. Essential reading for understanding the town then and today. This one is pure buried treasure. World Fantasy Award winner Brian McNaughton never became a household name because he was a writer ahead of his time.
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It began in , over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an year-old man crushed to death.
James Morrow is the author of The Last Witchfinder, an historical novel about the birth of the scientific worldview, centred around one woman's audacious crusade to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act of The startling and instructive fact is that demonology overlaps and to some degree participates in modernity. The Witchcraft Statute of James I remained on the books until Add to this the bedeviling circumstance that the various "proofs" of Satanic compact - swimming the witch, pricking her imp-teats - boasted a certain weird Aristotelian logic, and we can begin to understand why the legal extermination of alleged Satanists lasted nearly three centuries. In a remarkable feat of encapsulation, physicist Edward Harrison frames the evolution of human thought as a succession of increasingly efficacious world-pictures, beginning with the magic universe of Paleolithic peoples and proceeding through the mythic universe of ancient Mesopotamia, the geometric universe of classical Greece, the Christian universe of medieval Europe, the demon-driven universe of the Renaissance, and the mechanistic universe of the Enlightenment. After reading Harrison, you will never again regard the 15th and 16th centuries as the apex of humanism: "The supposed Renaissance was a disordered interlude between sane universes
Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum explored the lives of the women and men who helped spun the complex web of human passion that overrun the Salem Witch Trials. Thanks for voting! Please tell us why you like it! Please tell us why you don't like it! Thank you for sharing your experience! Your comment will be reviewed and published shortly. The Making of Salem by Robin Derosa is about the Salem witch trials of , which were a case study in hysteria and group psychology.
This weekend marks the first execution of the Salem Witch Trials that took place years ago. Bridget Bishop, one of 19 people executed for witchcraft in the Massachusetts city, was already on her third husband by the time the witch trials began. As the assertive mistress of two taverns, she had developed a reputation for arguing with her husbands in public and had been known to throw a wild party or two at her establishments. They were right and a string of other convictions and executions followed hers before the hysteria came to an end in The burgeoning contemporary interest in witches, witchcraft, paganism, the occult, and their links to feminism and female power inspired our list of books on the subject of the Salem Witch Trials.