Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts by Philip C. AlmondDemonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts by Philip C. Almond

Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural…

byPhilip C. Almond

Paperback | August 20, 2007

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Exclusively devoted to demonic possession amd exorcism in early modern England, this book offers modernized versions of the most significant texts on nine cases of demonic possession from 1570 to 1650. The nine stories of demonic possession were either written by eyewitnesses or derived from eyewitness reports. The modernized texts and critical Introductions are analyzed within the context of an Introduction to demonic possession in England ranging from the period 1550 to 1700.
Title:Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural…Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:August 20, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521037123

ISBN - 13:9780521037129

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Disfigured by the Devil: the story of Alexander Nyndge; 2. Two possessed maidens in London: the story of Agnes Briggs and Rachel Pinder; 3. The witches of Warboys: the story of the Throckmorton Children; 4. The boy of Burton: the story of Thomas Darling; 5. A household possessed: the story of the Lancashire seven; 6. The counterfeit demoniac: the story of William Sommers; 7. The puritan martyr: the story of Mary Glover; 8. The boy of Bilson: the story of William Perry; 9. A pious daughter: the story of Margaret Muschamp; References; Index.