The Salem witchcraft trials

a legal history
Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 165
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Historian Peter Charles Hoffer reexamines a notorious episode in American history and presents many of its legal details in true perspective for the first time. Hoffer also shows how rights we take for granted today did not exist in colonial times, and he demonstrates how these cases relate to current instances of children accusing adults of abuse.

The Devil's Disciples

The Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials
Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801852015
Category: History
Page: 296
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The accusations, denials, and confessions of this legal story eventually resurrect the tangled internal tensions that lay at the bottom of the Salem witch hunts.

The Salem Witch Trials

A History Perspectives Book
Author: Kristin Marciniak
Publisher: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1624317219
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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This book relays the factual details of the Salem witch trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts in the late 1600s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a minister, an accused witch, and an accuser. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about a historical event.

The Salem Witch Trials

An Interactive History Adventure
Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429662727
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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"Describes the people and events involved in the Salem witch trials. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of an accused witch, the family member of an accused witch, and an accuser"--Provided by publisher.

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.

You Choose: The Salem Witch Trials

An Interactive History Adventure
Author: Matthew John Doeden
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781620650257
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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The colony of Massachusetts in 1692 was a harsh place. Disease, hunger, and the threat of war made life stressful. Colonists clung to their religious faith and looked for someone to blame. Some accused their fellow colonists of causing the troubles through the practice of witchcraft. The hysteria spread until no one was safe. Will you: Attempt to defend yourself against charges of witchcraft? Try to keep your family together as your mother is put on trial? Accuse someone else of being a witch?

Hexenjagd

ein Drama in 2 Akten
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596271085
Category:
Page: 119
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Documents of the Salem Witch Trials


Author: K. David Goss Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440853215
Category: History
Page: 181
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Through its extensive use of primary source materials and provision of essential accompanying explanations, this book places readers into the context of late 17th-century Salem society to shed light on one of the darkest events in American history—the Salem witch trials. • Examines the individual cases of many of the victims of the more than year-long Salem witch trials episode • Clarifies the historical context of the belief systems and culture of 17th-century Massachusetts to enable modern readers to grasp how such an unbelievable series of events could have happened in that specific era • Introduces contemporary audiences to the meaning of the archaic language and ideas of the late 1600s as used in the primary documents

The Story of the Salem Witch Trials


Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315509040
Category: History
Page: 288
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Between June 10 and September 22, 1692, nineteen people were hanged for practicing witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. One person was pressed to death, and over 150 others were jailed, where still others died. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials is a history of that event. It provides a much needed synthesis of the most recent scholarship on the subject, places the trials into the context of the Great European Witch-Hunt, and relates the events of 1692 to witch-hunting throughout seventeenth century New England. This complex and difficult subject is covered in a uniquely accessible manner that captures all the drama that surrounded the Salem witch trials. From beginning to end, the reader is carried along by the author’s powerful narration and mastery of the subject. While covering the subject in impressive detail, Bryan Le Beau maintains a broad perspective on events, and wherever possible, lets the historical characters speak for themselves. Le Beau highlights the decisions made by individuals responsible for the trials that helped turn what might have been a minor event into a crisis that has held the imagination of students of American history.

Salem Witchcraft

Comprising More Wonders of the Invisible World
Author: Samuel P. Fowler
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584774622
Category: History
Page: 450
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Fowler, Samuel P., Editor. Salem Witchcraft; Comprising More Wonders of the Invisible World. Collected by Robert Calef; And Wonders of the Invisible World, By Cotton Mather; Together With Notes and Explanations. Salem: H.P. Ives and A.A. Smith, 1861. xxi, [22]-446, [3], [447]-450 pp. Reprint available February 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-462-2. Cloth. $110. * This volume collects two important early accounts of the infamous Salem witchcraft trials based on primary sources. Published in 1693, Wonders of the Invisible World by Cotton Mather [1663-1728] is an account of selected trials written at the request of the judges, who wished to address claims of impropriety. Though he believed in witchcraft, Mather was critical of the judges' conduct when the trials were underway. After reading the transcripts, however, he concluded that the verdicts rested on ample evidence according to the standards of English and American law. Published in 1700, More Wonders of the Invisible World, Or The Wonders of the Invisible World Displayed by Robert Calef [1648-1719] attacked Mather's account. Skeptical about the existence of witchcraft, he argued for the injustice of the trials and suggested, moreover, that Mather influenced the judges and public opinion. A well-documented and devastating account, it was the first important publication to show that the trials were a miscarriage of justice.

Der Hexenhammer


Author: Jakob Sprenger,Heinrich Institoris,J. W. R. Schmidt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783826208089
Category: Criminal law
Page: 783
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A Delusion of Satan

The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Author: Frances Hill
Publisher: Tantor eBooks
ISBN: 1618031147
Category: History
Page: 173
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Geoff Williams is a freelance journalist who regularly writes for U.S. News & World Report and has written for numerous other publications, including CNNMoney.com, Life and Reuters. He is also the author of Washed Away: How the Great Flood of 1913, America's Most Widespread Natural Disaster, Terrorized a Nation and Changed It Forever. He lives with his two daughters in Loveland, Ohio.

The Salem Witchcraft Trials in American History


Author: David K. Fremon
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780766011250
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Discusses the issues and controversy surrounding the trials, highlighting possible causes and the key figures.

Das Hexenbuch von Salem

Roman
Author: Katherine Howe
Publisher: Page und Turner
ISBN: 3641028353
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Sie trennen Jahrhunderte – aber ein magisches Erbe verbindet sie Connie Goodwin ist eine hervorragende Studentin der Harvard Universität und schreibt gerade an ihrer Doktorarbeit über Sitten und Gebräuche im Amerika des 17. Jahrhunderts. Ihr Spezialgebiet sind die Hexenverfolgungen in Salem. Als Connies Mutter Grace sie eines Tages bittet, das halbverfallene Haus der Großmutter in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in Ordnung zu bringen, ist Connie wenig begeistert. Mit gemischten Gefühlen reist sie in das Küstenstädtchen, das nicht weit von Salem entfernt liegt. Immerhin hofft Connie, in den alten Kirchenregistern von Salem etwas über die Hexenprozesse zu finden, und ist froh, dass ihr der gutaussehende Restaurator Sam, den sie in der Kirche antrifft, bei den Recherchen helfen möchte. Kurz darauf entdeckt Connie im verwunschenen Haus der Großmutter ein vergilbtes Pergament, das sie auf die Spur eines alten Buches mit sonderbaren Formeln und Rezepten bringt. Als sie ihrer Mutter von dem Folianten erzählt, ist diese nicht überrascht: Grace weiß von dem Buch, das lange im Familienbesitz war, und warnt ihre Tochter, sich damit zu beschäftigen. Gemeinsam mit Sam kommt Connie schließlich einem gefährlichen Familiengeheimnis auf die Spur – und entdeckt plötzlich seltsame Fähigkeiten an sich selbst ... Ein großer Frauenroman, der im heutigen Neuengland und im 17. Jahrhundert spielt.

The Salem Witch Trials

A Primary Source History of the Witchcraft Trials in Salem, Massachusetts
Author: Jenny MacBain
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823936830
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the witch hunt and trials that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts, in the seventeenth century.

Hexenverfolgung in Bayern

Volksmagie, Glaubenseifer und Staatsräson in der Frühen Neuzeit
Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
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)

Daily Life During the Salem Witch Trials


Author: K. David Goss
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313374589
Category: History
Page: 248
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Discusses daily life during the Salem witch trials in seventeenth-century New England, exploring such topics as domestic life, business, piracy, politics, religion, education, law, and marriage.