America Bewitched: The Story of Witchcraft After Salem

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$16.95
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780198745389

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About the Author

Owen Davies is Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire. He has written extensively on the history of magic, witchcraft, ghosts, and popular medicine, including The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts (2007), Grimoires: A History of Magic Books (2009), Paganism: A Very ShortIntroduction (2011), and Magic: A Very Short Introduction (2012). He is also the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic, which is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Reviews


"Owen Davies tells a fascinating tale that has never been told before with all the skills of a true craftsman. Its sheer breadth of coverage amazes from the start." --Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Pagan Witchcraft


"An extraordinary achievement... I was frankly staggered at the range of Davies's research." --Professor H. C. Erik Midelfort, University of Virginia


"Davies tells a highly original story, yet one that makes instant sense... This is a vivid, arresting, insightful book, written with sympathy and human understanding. It extends Davies's reputation as an original thinker in the field, when so much work is derivative or merely illustrative of well-established ideas." --Malcolm Gaskill, Fortean Times


"Davies's catholic approach has produced a volume densely packed with fascinating material. Along with detailed excurses into folklore -- there are sustained discussions of hairballs, hag-riding, and skin shedding -- the author presents a trove of historical anecdotes and case studies drawn from his wide research into local histories, obscure newspapers, and other neglected byways." --Nova Religio




"Owen Davies tells a fascinating tale that has never been told before with all the skills of a true craftsman. Its sheer breadth of coverage amazes from the start."--Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Pagan Witchcraft


"An extraordinary achievement....I was frankly staggered at the range of Davies's research."--Professor H. C. Erik Midelfort, University of Virginia


"Davies tells a highly original story, yet one that makes instant sense....This is a vivid, arresting, insightful book, written with sympathy and human understanding. It extends Davies's reputation as an original thinker in the field, when so much work is derivative or merely illustrative of well-established ideas."--Malcolm Gaskill, Fortean Times


"Davies's catholic approach has produced a volume densely packed with fascinating material. Along with detailed excurses into folklore--there are sustained discussions of hairballs, hag-riding, and skin shedding--the author presents a trove of historical anecdotes and case studies drawn from his wide research into local histories, obscure newspapers, and other neglected byways."--Nova Religio