WITCHCRAFT IN TUDOR & STUART ENGLAND - 1st, 1970 WITCHES PERSECUTION 1500s-1600s
WITCHCRAFT IN TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND: A REGIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDY
Book Details + Condition: Routledge & Kegan Paul (London). First Edition, 1970. By Alan Macfarlane. Hardcover with dust jacket. 334 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Includes illustrations, tables and maps throughout, with one being a large foldout. From the jacket: "Witchcraft beliefs and accusations flourished as never before in 16th and 17th century England. This study of some of the least explored regions of post-formation society investigates the categories of person that were believed to be witches and considers the motives of their accusers. The author examines the extent to which witchcraft accusations reflected basic tensions in the structure of pre-industrial thought and society, and directs light on such questions as contemporary attitudes to misfortune and pain, to methods of resolving inter-personal conflicts, to the treatment of social deviants."
From the massive occult collection of King Lawrence Parker - academic, dissertation author, and book collector extraordinaire. Firm binding; light wear to boards; foxing to upper text block; Parker's bookplate to inside front board; 10 pp with inked underlining and marginal notations, all in the Preface and beginning of the first chapter. Jacket has minor wear and some discoloration to rear; it has been price-clipped.