Apr 02, 2020
Witches of the Atlantic World: An Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook
Posted by Elaine G. Breslaw

This unique anthology is the first to provide a multicultural perspective on witchcraft from the 15th to 18th century Featuring primary documents as well as scholarly interpretations, Witches of the Atlantic World builds upon information regarding both Christian and non Christian beliefs about possession and the demonic Elaine G Breslaw draws on Native American, AfricanThis unique anthology is the first to provide a multicultural perspective on witchcraft from the 15th to 18th century Featuring primary documents as well as scholarly interpretations, Witches of the Atlantic World builds upon information regarding both Christian and non Christian beliefs about possession and the demonic Elaine G Breslaw draws on Native American, African, South American, and African American sources, as well as the European and New England heritage, to illuminate the ways in which witchcraft in early America was an attempt to understand and control evil and misfortune in the New World.Organized into sections on folklore and magic, diabolical possession, Christian perspectives, and the question of gender, the volume includes selections by Cotton Mather, Matthew Hopkins, and Samuel Willard, among others Salem trial testimonies and commentary by a host of distinguished scholars.Together the materials demonstrate how the Protestant and Catholic traditions shaped American concepts, and how multicultural aspects played a key role in the Salem experience Witches of the Atlantic World sheds new light on one of the most perplexing aspects of American history and provides important background for the continued scholarly and popular interest in witches and witchcraft today.

  • Title: Witches of the Atlantic World: An Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook
  • Author: Elaine G. Breslaw
  • ISBN: 9780814798515
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • Witches of the Atlantic World An Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook This unique anthology is the first to provide a multicultural perspective on witchcraft from the th to th century Featuring primary documents as well as scholarly interpretations Witches of the A

    Tara

    Witches of the Atlantic World is an anthology that includes both primary documents and scholarly interpretations. Reading the primary historical documents gave insight into the time period, place, language, and culture while the scholarly interpretations offered various perspectives to further consider. Another strength of this anthology is that it covers multiple centuries, countries, and other sources that help the reader understand the many different influences on witches, witchcraft, and wit [...]


    Rachael MacLean

    Great historical reader! Some of this is a little dated, but generally really good stuff. Also, I'd like to note this is NOT by Olivier Roy, but Elaine Breslaw. Not sure how that got mixed up.



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