A Storm of Witchcraft Book

A Storm of Witchcraft | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book A Storm of Witchcraft by Emerson W. Baker available in full 398 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books History related to A Storm of Witchcraft below.

A Storm of Witchcraft

By Emerson W. Baker
  • ISBN Code: : 9780199890347
  • Publisher : Pivotal Moments in American Hi
  • Pages : 398
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 775
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-storm-of-witchcraft.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Presents an historical analysis of the Salem witch trials, examining the factors that may have led to the mass hysteria, including a possible occurrence of ergot poisoning, a frontier war in Maine, and local political rivalries.

Recommended Books For Reading

  • A Storm of Witchcraft
    A Storm of Witchcraft

    A Book written by Emerson W. Baker, published by Oxford University Press 2014-09-08 - 304 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • A Storm of Witchcraft
    A Storm of Witchcraft

    A Book written by Emerson W. Baker, published by Oxford University Press 2014-09-08 - 304 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • The Salem Witch Trials
    The Salem Witch Trials

    A Book written by Marilynne K. Roach, published by Taylor Trade Publications 2004 - 688 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • The Devil of Great Island
    The Devil of Great Island

    A Book written by Emerson W. Baker, published by Palgrave Macmillan 2010-04-15 - 256 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Salem Possessed
    Salem Possessed

    A Book written by Paul Boyer, published by Harvard University Press 1976-01-01 - 256 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Salt   Storm
    Salt Storm

    A Book written by Kendall Kulper, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2014-09-23 - 416 pages - part of Young Adult Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Witches
    The Witches

    A Book written by Stacy Schiff, published by Little, Brown 2015-10-27 - 512 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

The Mercies

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Book Code : 9780316529228
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: the-mercies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The women in an Arctic village must survive a sinister threat after all the men are wiped out by a catastrophic storm in this "gripping novel inspired by a real-life witch hunt. . . . Beautiful and chilling" (Madeline Miller, bestselling author of Circe). When the women take over, is it sorcery or power? Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the skies break into a sudden and reckless storm. All forty of the village’s men were at sea, including Maren’s father and brother, and all forty are drowned in the otherworldly disaster. For the women left behind, survival means defying the strict rules of the island. They fish, hunt, and butcher reindeer—which they never did while the men were alive. But the foundation of this new feminine frontier begins to crack with the arrival of Absalom Cornet, a man sent from Scotland to root out alleged witchcraft. Cornet brings with him the threat of danger—and a pretty, young Norwegian wife named Ursa. As Maren and Ursa are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom's iron rule threatening Vardø's very existence. "The Mercies has a pull as sure as the tide. It totally swept me away to Vardø, where grief struck islanders stand tall in the shadow of religious persecution and witch burnings. It's a beautifully intimate story of friendship, love and hope. A haunting ode to self-reliant and quietly defiant women." (Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize winning author of Shuggie Bain)

The Devil in the Shape of a Woman Witchcraft in Colonial New England

By Carol F. Karlsen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 9780393347197
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 842
  • Pdf File: the-devil-in-the-shape-of-a-woman-witchcraft-in-colonial-new-england.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"A pioneer work in…the sexual structuring of society. This is not just another book about witchcraft." —Edmund S. Morgan, Yale University Confessing to "familiarity with the devils," Mary Johnson, a servant, was executed by Connecticut officials in 1648. A wealthy Boston widow, Ann Hibbens was hanged in 1656 for casting spells on her neighbors. The case of Ann Cole, who was "taken with very strange Fits," fueled an outbreak of witchcraft accusations in Hartford a generation before the notorious events at Salem. More than three hundred years later, the question "Why?" still haunts us. Why were these and other women likely witches—vulnerable to accusations of witchcraft and possession? Carol F. Karlsen reveals the social construction of witchcraft in seventeenth-century New England and illuminates the larger contours of gender relations in that society.

Forbidden Mysteries of Faery Witchcraft

By Storm Faerywolf
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Book Code : 9780738756646
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 152
  • Pdf File: forbidden-mysteries-of-faery-witchcraft.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Draw on your inner darkness and unlock the secrets of the Hidden Kingdom Whether your demons are ancient spirits or demons of your own making, you must confront them in order to reclaim the power they have stolen. Guiding you through enchantments, demonic rituals, divine possession, necromancy, and occultus maleficum, this book helps you cultivate and explore your forsaken shadows. When you peer behind the veil of comfort and face your most powerful fears, you can truly begin to refine and strengthen your own magical will. In Forbidden Mysteries of Faery Witchcraft, you will learn how to: Summon primal underworld goddesses of the elemental powers Walk the bone road and help trapped spirits cross over Become a worthy vessel for divine possession Perform as an oracle, speaking the wisdom of the gods on earth Cast and break curses, the dark art of offensive magic The powerful techniques of the Faery Tradition of Witchcraft await. Through these rituals, you will glimpse the secret inner workings of nature herself and open the doorway to unimagined sources of energy.

Inventing Eden

By Zachary McLeod Hutchins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • Book Code : 9780199998142
  • Total of Pages : 329
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: inventing-eden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As Christopher Columbus surveyed lush New World landscapes, he eventually concluded that he had rediscovered the biblical garden from which God expelled Adam and Eve. Reading the paradisiacal rhetoric of Columbus, John Smith, and other explorers, English immigrants sailed for North America full of hope. However, the rocky soil and cold winters of New England quickly persuaded Puritan and Quaker colonists to convert their search for a physical paradise into a quest for Eden's less tangible perfections: temperate physiologies, intellectual enlightenment, linguistic purity, and harmonious social relations. Scholars have long acknowledged explorers' willingness to characterize the North American terrain in edenic terms, but Inventing Eden pushes beyond this geographical optimism to uncover the influence of Genesis on the iconic artifacts, traditions, and social movements that shaped seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American culture. Harvard Yard, the Bay Psalm Book, and the Quaker use of antiquated pronouns like thee and thou: these are products of a seventeenth-century desire for Eden. So, too, are the evangelical emphasis of the Great Awakening, the doctrine of natural law popularized by the Declaration of Independence, and the first United States judicial decision abolishing slavery. From public nudity to Freemasonry, a belief in Eden affected every sphere of public life in colonial New England and, eventually, the new nation. Spanning two centuries and surveying the work of English and colonial thinkers from William Shakespeare and John Milton to Anne Hutchinson and Benjamin Franklin, Inventing Eden is the history of an idea that shaped American literature, identity, and culture.

Beyond the Witch Trials

By Owen Davies
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Book Code : 0719066603
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : History
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-witch-trials.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Beyond the witch trials provides an important collection of essays on the nature of witchcraft and magic in European society during the Enlightenment. The book is innovative not only because it pushes forward the study of witchcraft into the eighteenth century, but because it provides the reader with a challenging variety of different approaches and sources of information. The essays, which cover England, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, examine the experience of and attitudes towards witchcraft from both above and below. While they demonstrate the continued widespread fear of witches amongst the masses, they also provide a corrective to the notion that intellectual society lost interest in the question of witchcraft. While witchcraft prosecutions were comparatively rare by the mid-eighteenth century, the intellectual debate did no disappear; it either became more private or refocused on such issues as possession. The contributors come from different academic disciplines, and by borrowing from literary theory, archaeology and folklore they move beyond the usual historical perspectives and sources. They emphasise the importance of studying such themes as the aftermath of witch trials, the continued role of cunning-folk in society, and the nature of the witchcraft discourse in different social contexts. This book will be essential reading for those interested in the decline of the European witch trials and the continued importance of witchcraft and magic during the Enlightenment. More generally it will appeal to those with a lively interest in the cultural history of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is the first of a two-volume set of books looking at the phenomenon of witchcraft, magic and the occult in Europe since the seventeenth century.

Salem Witch Trials

By Anna Revell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Book Code : 1973349353
  • Total of Pages : 113
  • Category : Uncategoriezed
  • Members : 133
  • Pdf File: salem-witch-trials.pdf

Book Short Summary:

SALEM WITCH TRIALS: The True Story Behind The Infamous Witch Trials of 1692The belief in the supernatural, and its ability to harm an individual, had emerged in Europe in the 14th century. This sparked a series of witch trials across the continent. By the mid 17th century this trend was gradually dying out across much of Europe. However accusations of witchcraft, and the hysteria which accompanies such a case, would sporadically occur in some places such as the American Colonies up until the early 18th century. The most prominent example of this was the Salem Witch Trials, these occurred in Salem, New England between 1692 and 1693. This is the story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, and the horrors surrounding this most famous of historical witch trials.