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Title Demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England : contemporary texts and their cultural contexts / [compiled by] Philip C. Almond
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 405 pages)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Chapter 1 Disfigured by the Devil The story of Alexander Nyndge; Chapter 2 Two possessed maidens in London The story of Agnes Briggs and Rachel Pinder; Chapter 3 The witches of Warboys The story of the Throckmorton children; Chapter 4 The boy of Burton The story of Thomas Darling; Chapter 5 A household possessed The story of the Lancashire seven; Chapter 6 The counterfeit demoniac The story of William Sommers; Chapter 7 The puritan martyr The story of Mary Glover
Summary The first book devoted to demonic possession and exorcism in early modern England. Offers modernised versions of significant texts on nine cases of demonic possession from the period 1570 to 1650. The modernised texts are placed within the context of an Introduction to demonic possession in England across the period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-395) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Demoniac possession -- England -- Case studies.
Demoniac possession -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Demoniac possession -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Exorcism -- England -- Case studies.
Exorcism -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Exorcism -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Almond, Philip C.
ISBN 0511210361
0511213948 (electronic bk.)
0511215738 (electronic bk.)
0511483414 (ebook)
9780511213946 (electronic bk.)
9780511215735 (electronic bk.)
9780511483417 (ebook)