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The Resource The witch in history : early modern and twentieth-century representations, Diane Purkiss

The witch in history : early modern and twentieth-century representations, Diane Purkiss

Label
The witch in history : early modern and twentieth-century representations
Title
The witch in history
Title remainder
early modern and twentieth-century representations
Statement of responsibility
Diane Purkiss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Looking at texts from colonial narratives to court masques, trial records to folktales, and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, this book shows how the witch acts as a carrier for fears, desires and fantasies both now and in the early modern period
  • 'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement 'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purkiss, Diane
Dewey number
133.4/3/09
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF1571
LC item number
.P87 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft in literature
  • Witchcraft in art
  • Witchcraft
  • Sorcellerie
  • Sorcellerie dans la littérature
  • Sorcellerie dans l'art
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Paranormal
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft in art
  • Witchcraft in literature
  • Geschichte
  • Hexe
  • Hexe
  • Hexenglaube
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • Heksen
  • Representatie (algemeen)
Label
The witch in history : early modern and twentieth-century representations, Diane Purkiss
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Holocaust of one's own: the myth of the Burning Times -- At play in the fields of the past: modern witches -- The witch in the hands of historians: a tale of prejudice and fear -- The house, the body, the child -- No limit: the body of the witch -- Self-fashioning by women: choosing to be a witch -- Elizabethan stagings: the witch, the queen, class -- The all-singing, all-dancing plays of the Jacobean witch-vogue: The masque of queens, Macbeth, The witch -- Testimony and truth: The witch of Edmonton and The witches of Lancashire -- The witch on the margins of 'race': Sycorax and others -- Conclusion: bread into gingerbread and the price of transformation
Control code
54494773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280020872
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl179374
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54494773
Label
The witch in history : early modern and twentieth-century representations, Diane Purkiss
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Holocaust of one's own: the myth of the Burning Times -- At play in the fields of the past: modern witches -- The witch in the hands of historians: a tale of prejudice and fear -- The house, the body, the child -- No limit: the body of the witch -- Self-fashioning by women: choosing to be a witch -- Elizabethan stagings: the witch, the queen, class -- The all-singing, all-dancing plays of the Jacobean witch-vogue: The masque of queens, Macbeth, The witch -- Testimony and truth: The witch of Edmonton and The witches of Lancashire -- The witch on the margins of 'race': Sycorax and others -- Conclusion: bread into gingerbread and the price of transformation
Control code
54494773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280020872
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ebl179374
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54494773

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