Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England: Contemporary texts and their cultural contexts

Almond, Philip C. Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England: Contemporary texts and their cultural contexts. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Pres, 2004. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511483417


Author Almond, Philip C.
Title Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England: Contemporary texts and their cultural contexts
Place of Publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Pres
Publication year 2004
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1017/CBO9780511483417
ISBN 9780521813235
0521813239
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 405
Total number of pages 405
Abstract/Summary This is the first book exclusively devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. It offers, for the first time, modernised versions of the most significant early modern texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650, the key period in English history for demonic possession. The nine stories were all written by eye-witnesses or were derived from eye-witness reports. They involve matters of life and death, sin and sanctity, guilt and innocence, of crimes which could not be committed and punishments which could not be deserved. The nine critical introductions which accompany the stories address the different strategic intentions of those who wrote them. The modernised texts and critical introductions are placed within the context of a wide-ranging general introduction to demonic possession in England across the period 1550 to 1700.
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: x, 405 p. ; 24 cm.

 
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Created: Sat, 18 Dec 2010, 14:49:08 EST by Professor Philip Almond on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry