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    Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations (Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology and Ethnography) (Hardback) Edited by Professor Mary Douglas, Edited by Norman Cohn, Edited by Peter Harry Brown, Edited by Keith Thomas, Edited by Alan Macfarlane, Edited by Alison Redmayne, Edited by R.G. Willis, Edited by Edwin Ardener, Edited by Robert Brain, Edited by Julian Alfred Pitt-Rivers

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    DescriptionHistorians as well as anthropologists have contributed to this volume of studies on aspects of witchcraft in a variety of cultures and periods from Tudor England to twentieth-century Africa and New Guinea. Contributors include: Mary Douglas, Norman Cohn, Peter Brown, Keith Thomas, Alan Macfarlane, Alison Redmayne, R.G. Willis, Edwin Ardener, Robert Brain, Julian Pitt-Rivers, Esther Goody, Peter Riviere, Anthony Forge, Godfrey Lienhardt, I.M. Lewis, Brian Spooner, G.I. Jones, Malcolm Ruel and T.O. Beidelman. First published in 1970.

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    Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Professor Mary Douglas, Edited by Norman Cohn, Edited by Peter Harry Brown, Edited by Keith Thomas, Edited by Alan Macfarlane, Edited by Alison Redmayne, Edited by R.G. Willis, Edited by Edwin Ardener, Edited by Robert Brain, Edited by Julian Alfred Pitt-Rivers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415330701
    ISBN 10: 041533070X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE, 1H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
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    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MKLP
    B&T General Subject: 750
    DC22: 133.43
    BIC subject category V2: HRQX5
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 1H
    DC21: 133.4309
    BIC subject category V2: 1MKLP
    LC classification: BF1563 .W56 2004
    Thema V1.0: QRYX5, JHM, NHTB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    4 maps
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    30 April 2004
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    Table of contents
    Mary Douglas Introduction: Thirty Years after Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Part 1: The Context of Witchcraft in Europe 1. Norman Cohn The Myth of Satan and his Human Servants 2. Peter Brown Sorcery, Demons, and the Rise of Christianity from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages 3. Keith Thomas The Relevance of Social Anthropology to the Historical Study of English Witchcraft 4. Alan Macfarlane Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart Essex Part 2: Cleansing and Confession of Witches 5. Alison Redmayne Chikanga: An African Diviner with an International Reputation 6. R.G. WillisInstant Millennium: The Sociology of African Witch-cleansing Cults 7. Edwin Ardener Witchcraft, Economics, and the Continuity of Belief 8. Robert Brain Child-witches Part 3: Idioms of Power 9. Julian Pitt-Rivers Spiritual Power in Central America: The Naguals of Chiapas 10. Esther Goody Legitimate and Illegitimate Aggression in a West African State 11. Peter Riviere Factions and Exclusions in Two South American Village Systems 12. Anthony Forge Prestige, Influence,a nd Sorcerty: A New Guinea Example Part 4: Alternative Interpretations of Misfortune 13. Godrey Lienhardt The Situation of Death: An Aspect of Anuak Philosophy 14. I.M. Lewis A Structural Approach to Witchcraft and Spirit-possession 15. Brian Spooner The Evil Eye in the Middle East 16. G.I. Jones A Boundary to Accusations 17. Malcolm Ruel Were-animals and the Introverted Witch 18. T.O. Beidelman Towards More Open Theoretical Interpretations