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The Resource The discoverie of witchcraft, with an introd. by Montague Summers

The discoverie of witchcraft, with an introd. by Montague Summers

Label
The discoverie of witchcraft
Title
The discoverie of witchcraft
Statement of responsibility
with an introd. by Montague Summers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A partially skeptical book published by the English gentleman Reginald Scot in 1584, intended as an exposé of medieval witchcraft. It contains a small section intended to show how the public was fooled by charlatans, which is considered the first published material on "magic" trickery. Scot believed that the prosecution of those accused of witchcraft was irrational and un-Christian, and he held the Roman Church responsible. He set himself to prove that the belief in witchcraft and magic was rejected by reason and by religion, and that spiritualistic manifestations were willful impostures, or illusions due to mental disturbance in the observers. His aim was to prevent the persecution of poor, aged, and simple persons, who were popularly credited with being witches.--Adapted from en.wikipedia.org
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1538?-1599
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scot, Reginald
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF1565
LC item number
.S4 1972
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Magic
  • Demonology
  • Witchcraft
  • Magic
  • Demonology
Label
The discoverie of witchcraft, with an introd. by Montague Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1930 ed
Bibliography note
"A bibliographical note upon Scot's 'Discouerie'": pages xxxiii-xxxvii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
986565
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780486228808
Lccn
72079958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The discoverie of witchcraft, with an introd. by Montague Summers
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1930 ed
Bibliography note
"A bibliographical note upon Scot's 'Discouerie'": pages xxxiii-xxxvii
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
986565
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780486228808
Lccn
72079958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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