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Entertaining Satan : Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England-Updated

Entertaining Satan : Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England-Updated - rev edition

Entertaining Satan : Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England-Updated - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780195174830

ISBN10: 0195174836

Entertaining Satan :  Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England-Updated by John Putnam Demos - ISBN 9780195174830
Edition: REV 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published:
International: No
Entertaining Satan :  Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England-Updated by John Putnam Demos - ISBN 9780195174830

ISBN13: 9780195174830

ISBN10: 0195174836

Edition: REV 04

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Summary

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 By investigating the surviving historical documents of over a hundred actual witchcraft cases, he vividly recreated the world of New England during the witchcraft trials and brought to light fascinating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