Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England

Paperback | October 6, 2004

byJohn Putnam Demos

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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 By investigating the surviving historical documents of over a hundred actual witchcraft cases, he vividly recreated the world of New Englandduring the witchcraft trials and brought to light fascinating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 newpreface that puts forth a broader overview of witchcraft and looks at its place around the world--from ancient times right up to the present.

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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 By investigating the surviving historical documents of over a hundred actual witchcraft cases, he vividly recreated the world of New Englandduring the witchcraft trials and brought to li...

John Putnam Demos is Samuel Knight Professor of History at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony and The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America.

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Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England
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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 5.31 × 7.8 × 1.1 inPublished:October 6, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195174836

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