Judge Sewall's Apology

The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of a Conscience

Author: Richard Francis

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1841156779

Category: Judges

Page: 412

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The Salem witch hunt has entered our vocabulary as the very essence of injustice. Judge Samuel Sewall presided at these trials, passing harsh judgment on the condemned. But five years later, he publicly recanted his guilty verdicts and begged for forgiveness. This extraordinary act was a turning point not only for Sewall but also for America's nascent values and mores. In Judge Sewall's Apology, Richard Francis draws on the judge's own diaries, which enables us to see the early colonists not as grim ideologues, but as flesh-and-blood idealists, striving for a new society while coming to terms with the desires and imperfections of ordinary life. Through this unsung hero of the American conscience -- a Puritan, an antislavery agitator, a defender of Native American rights, and a Utopian theorist -- we are granted a fresh perspective on a familiar drama.

First Founders

American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World

Author: Francis J. Bremer

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584659599

Category: History

Page: 282

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An introduction to the diverse lives of the Puritan founders by a leading expert

I Do Solemnly Swear

The Moral Obligations of Legal Officials

Author: Steve Sheppard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521513685

Category: Law

Page: 276

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This book asks whether officials can be moral and still follow the law, answering that the law requires them to do so.

The North Shore Literary Trail

From Bradstreet's Andover to Hawthorne's Salem

Author: Kristin Bierfelt

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1614235333

Category: History

Page: 192

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You've devoured their pages of verse and prose--now witness firsthand the inspiration for those perfectly penned lines of Longfellow, Frost and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Discover the strong feminist voice of Judith Sargent Murray as you stroll down Middle Street in Gloucester, or navigate the narrow, winding streets of Marblehead and flip through the eighteenth-century journals of the sailor Ashley Bowen. Plan a literary-themed cultural outing or simply take a closer look at your town's local landmarks. From the "gem-emblazoned shore" of "lovely Lynn" to the gleaming gables in Hawthorne's Salem, Bierfelt uncovers some of the North Shore's most precious literary treasures.

The Penguin Book of Witches

Author: Katherine Howe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698141849

Category: History

Page: 320

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Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and Conversion From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: EPUB 2-3

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438140770

Category:

Page: N.A

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Four volumes present a comprehensive reference guide to American literature from the colonial period through the present.

Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather

A Reply

Author: Charles Wentworth Upham

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: N.A

Category: Salem (Mass.)

Page: 91

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An article in The North American Review, for April, 1869, is mostly devoted to a notice of the work published by me, in 1867, entitled Salem Witchcraft, with an account of Salem Village, and a history of opinions on witchcraft and kindred subjects. If the article had contained criticisms, in the usual style, merely affecting the character of that work, in a literary point of view, no other duty would have devolved upon me, than carefully to consider and respectfully heed its suggestions. But it raises questions of an historical nature that seem to demand a response, either acknowledging the correctness of its statements or vindicating my own. The character of the Periodical in which it appears; the manner in which it was heralded by rumor, long before its publication; its circulation, since, in a separate pamphlet form; and the extent to which, in certain quarters, its assumptions have been endorsed, make a reply imperative. The subject to which it relates is of acknowledged interest and importance. The Witchcraft Delusion of 1692 has justly arrested a wider notice, and probably always will, than any other occurrence in the early colonial history of this country. It presents phenomena in the realm of our spiritual nature, belonging to that higher department of physiology, known as Psychology, of the greatest moment; and illustrates the operations of the imagination upon the passions and faculties in immediate connection with it, and the perils to which the soul and society are thereby exposed, in a manner more striking, startling and instructive than is elsewhere to be found. For all reasons, truth and justice require of those who venture to explore and portray it, the utmost efforts to elucidate its passages and delineate correctly its actors. With these views I hail with satisfaction the criticisms that may be offered upon my book, without regard to their personal character or bearing, as continuing and heightening the interest felt in the subject; and avail myself of the opportunity, tendered to me without solicitation and in a most liberal spirit, by the proprietor of this Magazine, to meet the obligations which historical truth and justice impose.

The Historical Magazine

And Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities, History, and Biography of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Der Hexenhammer

Author: Jakob Sprenger

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849611426

Category:

Page: 583

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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine detaillierte Abhandlung über die Geschichte der Hexe und der Hexenverfolgung. Der Hexenhammer (lat. Malleus Maleficarum) ist ein Werk zur Legitimation der Hexenverfolgung, das der Dominikaner Heinrich Kramer (lat. Henricus Institoris) nach heutigem Forschungsstand im Jahre 1486 in Speyer veröffentlichte und das bis ins 17. Jahrhundert hinein in 29 Auflagen erschien. Der Hexenhammer muss in engem Zusammenhang mit der sogenannten Hexenbulle des Papstes Innozenz VIII. vom 5. Dezember 1484 gesehen werden. Die päpstliche Bulle Summis desiderantes affectibus markierte zwar nicht den Beginn der Hexenverfolgungen in Europa, jedoch erreichte sie nun mit offizieller Beglaubigung durch das Oberhaupt der römisch-katholischen Kirche eine völlig neue Dimension. Kramer sammelt mit seinem Gehilfe Dr. theol. Johannes Gremper in seinem Buch weit verbreitete Ansichten über die Hexen und Zauberer. Im Hexenhammer werden die bestehenden Vorurteile übersichtlich präsentiert und mit einer vermeintlich wissenschaftlichen Argumentation begründet. Durch klare Regeln wird eine systematische Verfolgung und Vernichtung der vermeintlichen Hexen gefordert.Der Hexenhammer ist als scholastische Abhandlung verfasst und in drei Teile gegliedert. Im ersten Teil definiert Kramer, was unter einer Hexe zu verstehen sei. Gelegentlich spricht er zwar von männlichen Zauberern, bezieht sich aber hauptsächlich auf das weibliche Geschlecht. Seiner Meinung nach sind Frauen für die schwarze Magie anfälliger als Männer. Sie seien schon bei der Schöpfung benachteiligt gewesen, weil Gott Eva aus Adams Rippe schuf. Außerdem warf er den Frauen, die er als „Feind der Freundschaft, eine unausweichliche Strafe, ein notwendiges Übel, eine natürliche Versuchung, eine begehrenswerte Katastrophe, eine häusliche Gefahr, einen erfreulichen Schaden, ein Übel der Natur“ bezeichnet, Defizite im Glauben vor. Dies begründete er mit einer eigenwilligen Etymologie des lateinischen Wortes femina, das er aus lat. fides „Glauben“ und minus „weniger“ ableitete. Er unterstellte den Frauen sexuelle Unersättlichkeit. Deshalb hätten sie auch intimen Kontakt mit speziellen Dämonen (Incubi). Der Teufelspakt bilde zusammen mit der schlechten Veranlagung der Frauen und der göttlichen Zulassung die Grundlage für das gefürchtete Phänomen der Hexe. Die Männer fielen dem Zauber der Frauen zum Opfer. (aus wikipedia.de)

Kleopatra

Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.

The Lancashire Witches

A Romance of Pendle Forest

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270328769

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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The Old Spring

Author: Richard Francis

Publisher: Tindal Street Press

ISBN: 9781906994228

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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The patrons of a local pub reminisce about their present problems, past mistakes, and fears of the future, from Frank who worries about his failed marriage, to Dawn who loves a man fatally injured in a car crash, to Father Thomas who has lost his faith.

Hexenjagd

ein Drama in 2 Akten

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596271085

Category:

Page: 119

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Hexenverfolgung in Bayern

Volksmagie, Glaubenseifer und Staatsräson in der Frühen Neuzeit

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: 9783486539035

Category: Bavaria (Germany)

Page: 546

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Pressestimmen zur 1. und 2. Auflage: "Behringers Buch basiert auf breiter Quellengrundlage, besticht durch abwägende Interpretation, als deren Folie die internationale Diskussion erscheint. Ihm ist eine Darstellung gelungen, die zum Besten zählt, was je über das Thema geschrieben wurde - ein Standardwerk von hohem Rang, durch das Bayern zu den paradigmatischen Regionen auf der imaginären Landkarte der So-zialgeschichte werden dürfte." Bernd Roeck, Vierteljahrschriften für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Heft 75/1 (1988) "Solidly documented, cautiously argued, and lucidly written, this book will stand as a classic in the historio-graphy of witchhunts." Ronnie Pochia Hsia, The Sixteenth Century Journal, No. 19 (1988)