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The penguin book of witches [electronic resource]. Katherine Howe.

Howe, Katherine. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780698141841 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and ConversionFrom a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Penguin Classics, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 815 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
New Age.
Religion & Spirituality.
Genre: Electronic books.

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