The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations

The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations

by Diane Purkiss (Author)

Synopsis

'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

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 31 Oct 1996

ISBN 10: 0415087627
ISBN 13: 9780415087629

Media Reviews
Ms. Purkiss..has interesting things to say about contemporary witchcraft and some striking if idiosyncratic comments about earlier (mainly fifteenth-and sixteenth century) material...Her [Purkiss's] analysis of the contemporary witchcraft movement, like her analysis of their myths, though generally critical, is occasionally and almost reluctantly admiring..
- The New York Review of Books, October 1997
The author has an impressive ... grasp of literary, philosophical, psychological, and ethnological sources and their relevance to women.
- Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences