David Wootton: Witchcraft, 11 November 1999
Show More Shaman of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night by Wolfgang Behringer, translated by H.C.Erik Midelfort.
Virginia, 203 pp., £14.50, September 1998, 0 8139 1853 7Show More
Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe by Stuart Clark.
Oxford, 845 pp., £25, October 1999, 0 19 820001 3Show More
Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England by Alan Macfarlane.
Routledge, 368 pp., £55, April 1999, 0 415 19611 6Show More
The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Football, Witchcraft, Murder and the King of England by James Sharpe.
Profile, 256 pp., £16.99, November 1999, 9781861970480Show More
“... published nearly thirty years ago by Hugh Trevor-Roper, Alan Macfarlane, Keith Thomas and Erik Midelfort. Until very recently, however, it was the history of trials on the Continent alone that seemed a lively subject, and in 1996 Diane Purkiss could still properly complain of ‘the torpor of English witchcraft studies’. It was as if scholars were ...”