A Source Book of Scottish Witchcraft

The Source-book built upon this study but went beyond it by including, through an examination of actual ancient manuscripts, information on previously unpublished cases.

Author: Christina Larner

Publisher: Zeticula

ISBN: 9781845300289

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 356

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First published in 1977 and now reprinted in its original form, A Source-book of Scottish Witchcraft has been the most authoritative reference book on Scottish Witchcraft for almost thirty years. It has been invaluable to the specialist scholar and of interest to the general reader. It provides, but provides much more than, a series of lists of the 'names and addresses' of long-dead witches. However, although it is widely quoted and held in high esteem, few copies were ever printed and most are owned by libraries or similar institutions. Until now, it has been difficult to obtain and even more difficult to buy. In 1938, George F. Black, a Scotsman who was in charge of New York Public Library, published A Calendar of Cases of Witchcraft in Scotland 1510-1727. This was a fairly comprehensive compilation of brief accounts of references, in printed sources, to Scottish witchcraft cases. The Source-book built upon this study but went beyond it by including, through an examination of actual ancient manuscripts, information on previously unpublished cases. It also presented the material in a more systematic way in relation, where known, to the names of the accused witches, their sex, their fate, the place of the case, its date and the type of court that dealt with it. Some such information is presented in the form of tables. Transcriptions of documents pertaining to witchcraft trials- such as examples of the evidence of supposed witnesses, and other salient legal documents - including, for instance, an ancient account of when and why the testimony of female witnesses might be legally acceptable in Scottish courts - are also presented.

A SOURCE BOOK OF SCOTTISH WITCHCRAFT

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The Witchcraft Sourcebook

This collection of trial records, laws, treatises, sermons, speeches, woodcuttings, paintings and literary texts illustrates how contemporaries from various periods have perceived alleged witches and their activities.

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415195058

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 515

This collection of trial records, laws, treatises, sermons, speeches, woodcuttings, paintings and literary texts illustrates how contemporaries from various periods have perceived alleged witches and their activities.

Witches of the North

Quantitative analyses of Scottish witchcraft trials are an important part of my study
. facts drawn from the sources will show ... was A Source-Book of Scottish
Witchcraft(1977).1 this book shows the scope and variety of Scottish witch- craft
source ...

Author: Liv Helene Willumsen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004252924

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 803

Drawing on wide range of legal documents from the seventeenth-century, this book contains quantitative and qualitative analyses of witchcraft trials in Scotland and Finnmark, Norway. Attention is drawn towards the voices of the accused persons, the witnesses, and the law.

Scottish Witches and Witch Hunters

... notably the 1977 Source-Book of Scottish Witchcraft that resulted from a project
directed by Christina Larner.37 The Survey used the Source-Book as a source for
about 263 cases taken from out-of-the-way printed sources. Its 'Case details' ...

Author: J. Goodare

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355948

Category: History

Page: 258

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This book brings together twelve studies that collectively provide an overview of the main issues of live interest in Scottish witchcraft. As well as fresh studies of the well-established topic of witch-hunting, the book also launches an exploration of some of the more esoteric aspects of magical belief and practice.

Witchcraft in Scotland

The Great Scottish Witch Hunt of 1661-1662 BRIAN P. LEVACK During 1661 and
1662 Scotland experienced one of the ... Most of the names can be located in C.
Larner , C.H. Lee , and H.V. McLachlan , A Source - Book of Scottish Witchcraft ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815310297

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 390

View: 581


The Scottish Witch Hunt in Context

... supplemented by a collection of essays , Christina Larner , Witchcraft and
Religion : the Politics of Popular Belief ( Oxford , 1984 ) , and by a listing of
witchcraft cases , Christina Larner et al . , A Source - Book of Scottish Witchcraft (
Glasgow ...

Author: Julian Goodare

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719060243

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 936

This book is a collection of essays on Scottish witchcraft and witch-hunting, which covers the whole period of the Scottish witch-hunt, from the mid-16th century to the early 18th. It particularly emphasizes the later stages, since scholars are now as keen to explain why witch-hunting declined as why it occurred. There are studies of particular witchcraft panics, including a reassessment of the role of King James VI. The book thus covers a wide range of topics concerned with Scottish witch-hunting - and also places it in the context of other topics: gender relations, folklore, magic and healing, and moral regulation by church and state.

Satan s Conspiracy

Synthesizing the evidence for magic and witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland, this book profiles unpublished manuscripts, 19th- and early-20th-century transcriptions, and passing remarks in the histories of shires and boroughs.

Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781862321366

Category: History

Page: 225

View: 516

Synthesizing the evidence for magic and witchcraft in 16th-century Scotland, this book profiles unpublished manuscripts, 19th- and early-20th-century transcriptions, and passing remarks in the histories of shires and boroughs. Preliminary suggestions are made about how these sources can be interpreted, so that nature scholars of Scottish witchcraft in particular will be able to more easily construct their theories with the analyses provided.

Witch Hunting in Scotland

Witch-Hunting in Scotland makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in witchcraft or in the political, legal and religious history of the early modern period.

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429603908

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 850

Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award Witch-Hunting in Scotland presents a fresh perspective on the trial and execution of the hundreds of women and men prosecuted for the crime of witchcraft, an offence that involved the alleged practice of maleficent magic and the worship of the devil, for inflicting harm on their neighbours and making pacts with the devil. Brian P. Levack draws on law, politics and religion to explain the intensity of Scottish witch-hunting. Topics discussed include: the distinctive features of the Scottish criminal justice system the use of torture to extract confessions the intersection of witch-hunting with local and national politics the relationship between state-building and witch-hunting and the role of James VI Scottish Calvinism and the determination of zealous Scottish clergy and magistrates to achieve a godly society. This original survey combines broad interpretations of the rise and fall of Scottish witchcraft prosecutions with detailed case studies of specific witch-hunts. Witch-Hunting in Scotland makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in witchcraft or in the political, legal and religious history of the early modern period.

Scottish Women s Gothic and Fantastic Writing

56); see also Christina Larner, C. H. Lee and H. V. MacLachlan, A Sourcebook of
Scottish Witchcraft (Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 1977); Christina Larner,
Enemies of God: The Witch Hunt in Scotland [1981] (Edinburgh: John Donald, ...

Author: Monica Germana

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This book provides a critical survey of the gothic texts of late twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish women writers including Kate Atkinson, Ellen Galford, A.L. Kennedy, Ali Smith and Emma Tennant focusing on four themes: quests and other worlds, w

New Perspectives in Scottish Legal History

C.J. Larner has made the subject of witchcraft her own in A Sourcebook of
Scottish Witchcraft (Glasgow 1977) and Enemies of God (London 1981); other
contributions include I. Adam, Witchhunt: the great Scottish Witchcraft Trials of
1697 ...

Author: A. K. R Kiralfy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317949161

Category: History

Page: 124

View: 806

First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Goodnight My Servants All

I might not agree with every single claim that David Robertson makes - but I can heartily endorse the general tenor and commendable balance of his judgement.

Author: David M. Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845300418

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 442

"A treasury of primary material about cases of witchcraft in East Lothian. This marvellous, vast compendium of transcribed documentation, with useful annotation and perceptive commentary, is a most welcome contribution to the study of Scottish witchcraft in the 16th and 17th centuries. Seasoned academic scholars of witchcraft will find much useful, challenging material - and read of witches and witchcraft cases that they have never come across before. Even with some familiarity with the cases that the author presents, it is fascinating to read different accounts given by different witnesses of the same case and the same alleged incidents. In addition to the annotated transcriptions there is a summary of James VI and I's short treatise on witchcraft, in the form of a dialogue, called: Daemonologie. And a long, closing chapter on the analysis and interpretation of witchcraft in East Lothian. I might not agree with every single claim that David Robertson makes - but I can heartily endorse the general tenor and commendable balance of his judgement. He says: 'We must avoid the "all or nothing" attitude, where either everything is true or everything is a farrago of ludicrous nonsense. We can accept what is probable, dismiss what is clearly impossible, but we should keep an open mind on the admittedly vast area in between'. That is an appropriate attitude with which to approach this remarkable and very fine book." -- from the Introduction by Hugh V. McLachlan.

Witches of Fife

This book tells the story of what occurred over a period of a century and a half, and offers some explanation as to why it occurred.

Author: Stuart MacDonald

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857907948

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 953

Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched in the harbour is hard to grasp as one sits in the harbour of Pittenweem watching the fishing boats unload their catch and the pleasure boats rising with the tide. How could people do this to an old woman? Why was no-one ever brought to justice? And why would anyone defend such a lynching? The task of the historian is to try to make events in the past come alive and seem less strange. This is particularly true in the case of the historian dealing with the witch-hunt. The details are fascinating. Some of the anecdotes are strange. The modern reader finds it hard to imagine illness being blamed on the malevolence of a beggar woman denied charity. It is difficult to understand the economic failure of a sea voyage being attributed to the village hag, not bad weather. Witch-hunting was related to ideas, values, attitudes and political events. It was a complicated process, involving religious and civil authorities, village tensions and the fears of the elite. The witch-hunt in Scotland also took place at a time when one of the main agendas was the creation of a righteous or godly society. As a result, religious authorities had control over aspects of the lives of the people which seem every bit as strange to us today as might any beliefs about magic or witchcraft. That the witch-hunt in Scotland, and specifically in Fife, should have happened at this time was not accidental. This book tells the story of what occurred over a period of a century and a half, and offers some explanation as to why it occurred.

Twisted Sisters

See Larner , C . J . , Lee , C . H . , and McLachlan , H . V . ( 1977 ) , A Source -
Book of Scottish Witchcraft , Glasgow : University of Glasgow . This is the most
comprehensive general account of witchcraft prosecutions in Scotland . At
present ...

Author: Yvonne Galloway Brown

Publisher: John Donald

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 212

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Spanning the medieval period to modernity, the papers in this collection look at women's involvement in crime and deviance in both public and private spheres of Scottish society including infanticide, social deviance, witchcraft and political influence.

Witches of the Atlantic World

The latter are excerpts from books and articles. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Elaine G. Breslaw

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814798500

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 199

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, 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.

Miscellany of the Scottish History Society

It is not mentioned in Christina Larner ' s Source - Book of Scottish Witchcraft (
although the 1609 entry in the Register of the Privy Council is included ) , ' and it
has a number of unusual elements that set it apart from other witchcraft trials .

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Scottish History Society

The Geillis Johnstone case touches on many different aspects of Scottish history ,
making it a particularly valuable ... in Christina Larner ' s Source - Book of
Scottish Witchcraft ( although the 1609 entry in the Register of the Privy Council is
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Scotland

Author: Eric G. Grant

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 408

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The Kirk Satan and Salem

"This book is about the famous outbreak of witchcraft allegations and prosecutions associated with Christian Shaw, the so-called 7F 18Bargarran Impostor7F 19 in Renfrewshire, Scotland in the 1690s.

Author: Hugh V. McLachlan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845300340

Category: History

Page: 506

View: 940

"This book is about the famous outbreak of witchcraft allegations and prosecutions associated with Christian Shaw, the so-called 7F 18Bargarran Impostor7F 19 in Renfrewshire, Scotland in the 1690s... There are similarities and links between this Renfrewshire case and the prior Salem case in New England in 1692. For instance, the sorts of fits that Christian Shaw and the other New England and Scottish alleged victims of witchcraft were said to have experienced are remarkably similar. Both cases involve children as alleged victims. Clergymen play important parts in both cases. The material presented here shows that the Salem case and the Renfrewshire one are better understood with reference to each other"--Book jacket.

A Legal History of Scotland The seventeenth century

David Maxwell Walker. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY REFERENCE BOOKS Aldis , H
. G . , List of Books Printed in Scotland , 1511 - 1727 , 1970 . ... Black , G . F . ,
Calendar of Witchcraft Cases in Scotland , 1511 - 1727 , 1938 . Browning , A . (
ed . ) ...

Author: David Maxwell Walker

Publisher: T. & T. Clark Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 937

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Professor Walker's Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the influences of other legal systems, the courts and procedure, the lawyers, the roles of Parliament and the Privy Council, and to public, criminal and private law, both substantive and procedural.Volume IV deals with the years between 1603, when the Scots lost their resident king, and 1707, when they lost their separate parliament. The intervening years were violent and contentious, and witnessed resentment at attempts to enforce episcopacy on the Kirk, which gave rise to armed resistance to the king, and ultimately civil war, then Scotland's subjugation by Cromwell and enforced union with England, the Restoration, the resistance of the Covenanters and the reaction against James VII which culminated in the Revolution and finally the unpopular Union.Const