Hurry, item low in stock!

Witchcraft and hysteria in Elizabethan London - Michael MacDonald

9780415861922
Hurry only 1 in stock!
FREE Delivery on ALL Orders!
Title
Witchcraft and hysteria in Elizabethan London - Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover case
Author
Michael MacDonald
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20131212

Witchcraft was at its height in Elizabethan London. Edward Jorden showed that hysteria and not demons lay behind the witch-craze.
Edward Jorden's Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother (1603) is said to have reclaimed the demoniacally possessed for medicine and to have introduced the concept of hysteria into English psychiatry. The aim of this book is to reassess the reasons why Jorden wrote his famous pamphlet and to set it in its actual historical context.
This book brings Jorden's pamphlet together with two works by Jorden's adversaries, John Swann's A True and Breife Report of Mary Glovers Vexation and Stephen Bradwell's `Mary Glovers late Woeful Case', which has never before been published. Both of these concern the incident that provoked Jorden's Briefe Discourse, and they show that his pamphlet was in fact prompted by a bitter religious and political controversy over the case.
Michael MacDonald, in his introduction provides a fresh and realistic analysis of the politics of credulity and scepticism in early modern England and Jorden's part in them.

We are Rated Excellent on Trustpilot
Here's what you say about us...
Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Hysteria - Case studies.|Witchcraft - England - History - 17th century - Case studies.|Psychiatry - England - History - 17th century - Case studies.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
360

FREE Delivery on all Orders!