Entertaining Satan

Entertaining Satan : Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England

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In the first edition of the Bancroft Prize-winning Entertaining Satan, John Putnam Demos presented an entirely new perspective on American witchcraft. By investigating the surviving historical documents of over a hundred actual witchcraft cases, he vividly recreated the world of New England during the witchcraft trials and brought to light fascinating information on the role of witchcraft in early American culture. Now Demos has revisited his original work and updated it to illustrate why these early Americans' strange views on witchcraft still matter to us today. He provides a new Preface that puts forth a broader overview of witchcraft and looks at its place around the world--from ancient times right up to the present.show more

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  • Hardback | 558 pages
  • 167.64 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 975.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figures, maps, tables
  • 0195031318
  • 9780195031317

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"Well written and easy to read...More than a history of witchcraft. It is placed within the wider social context and is thus a history of early New England culture....Very well documented."--History.show more

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