From holy to hunted: the early modern witch trials as a catholic response to female mysticism gaia cloutier trinity college department of religion senior thesis spring 2016. The school retains a number of undergraduate dissertations each year for learning and teaching purposes. The main source for this story was published in a 1591 pamphlet newes from scotland and was subsequently published in king james's dissertation on contemporary necromancy titled daemonologie in 1597 this was the first major witchcraft persecution in scotland, and began with a sensational case involving the royal. In october 2006 i had the pleasure of being present at the university of tampere when raisa maria toivo defended her dissertation with professor brian p levack as her opponent the title of her dissertation was 'mother, wife and witch: authority and status in court record narratives in early modern finland' toivo's. Laura stokes is an assistant professor in stanford's department of history, whose work has mostly focused on the origins and prosecution of witchcraft in fifteenth century europe her phd dissertation, which chronicled the rise of such persecution as well as its linkages to developments in judicial torture,. The author defended her doctoral dissertation publishing for the masses: early moder english witchcraft pamphlets (mémoires de la société néophilologique lxxxiii helsink 2011) at the faculty of humanities, university of helsinki, on 18 november, 2011 th official opponent at the public defence was professor thomas. Dissertation: “witches on top: magic, power, and imagination in the art of early modern italy” 2000 ma in art history, the hebrew university of jerusalem thesis: “the image of satan in italian renaissance art” summa cum laude 1998 ba in art history, university of haifa summa cum laude refereed articles. Follow this and additional works at: part of the literature in english, anglophone outside british isles and north america commons recommended citation bussiere, melanie, angelic demons: witchcraft and sorcery in chaucer's the canterbury tales (2009.
This thesis examines the use of physical evidence to prove the identity of witches in witchcraft trials from approximately 1300 to 1650 in western europe throughout this period, trial records for accused witches and witchcraft texts include references to devil marks according to contemporary texts, these were physical marks. My dissertation solves this puzzle by showing that witch trials emerge out of identity activated through the opening of opportunities for upward mobility among the gentry using a remarkable dataset on all known witch trials in early modern scotland, including prosecutor information, trial details and individual properties of. Ingratitude if i fail to acknowledge the contributions of the residents of the gnani witch camp and all other relevant actors for agreeing to share their lives and experiences with me thanks to all of you i planned to allow you to proof read this thesis but little did i know that you were not going to live up to see the completion of it.
[the witch's] lore is indeed folklore in the strictest sense of the word ma by research dissertation title both personally and academically, i have always been interested in local history, witchcraft, magic, folk customs, paganism, religion and the unorthodox within warwickshire and the midlands,. Female divinity empowered their mortal daughters with àjé—spiritual and temporal power exercised in religious, judicial, political, and economic domains throughout yoruba history however, in contemporary times àjé have been negatively branded as witches and attacked the dissertation investigates factors contributing. Witchcraft, witchdoctors and empire: the proscription (august 2014) and prosecution of african spiritual practices in british atlantic colonies, 1760-1960s abstract of a dissertation at the university of miami dissertation supervised by associate professors kate ramsey and edmund abaka no of pages. Salem witch trials essays salem witch trials and mccarthyism bockdobel pfuper crucible essay dynamic characters teen opinion essay teen ink crucible essay dynamic characters mccarthyism vs salem witch trials essay writinggroups web fc some consider the salem witch trials to be a persecution of women salem.
To cite this version: katherine angela luongo conflicting codes and contested justice: witchcraft and the state in kenya history a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the require- ments for the degree of doctor of philosophy (history, 2006 english. Supervision topics i supervise several ba dissertations and one or two ma dissertations in my main areas of research interest every year recently supervised ma dissertations include: witchcraft in early modern bergen: a micro -historical approach(2011), by lisa lovheim manningtree rogues: the role of the searchers. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the master's theses at [email protected] it has been accepted for inclusion in all master's theses by an authorized administrator of [email protected] recommended citation shearer, kelsee, king james' daemonologie and scottish witchcraft trials. Distance of london, witches worked their magic witchcraft has had a long and uneven history and it would not be saying too much to state that it has been many , if not all, things to all people my doctoral thesis, the re-enchanters: theorising re-enchantment and testing for its presence in modern witchcraft (2005),.
Manhood, witchcraft and possession in old and new england by erika anne gasser a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy (history and women's studies) in the university of michigan 2007 doctoral committee: professor carol f karlsen, chair professor. Uncommon in the early modern period but still remarkable – made particularly good pamphlet fodder since the accounts could be at once informative, entertaining, and sensational this dissertation will focus on three early seventeenth-century witch-trial pamphlets the wonderfull discoverie of witches in. 1 ph d thesis witchcraft and witch-killings in tanzania university of minnesota 1993 by simeon mesaki chapter one introduction it might be a matter of some urgency that anthropologists use their intimate knowledge of local [ witchcraft] to analyze its implications with respect to state formation and.
The prophet becomes the wicked witch this dissertation explores both the literary and the social motivations for this transformation chapter two surveys representations of magic in the texts of four authors within the arthurian canon: geoffrey of monmouth, chretien de troyes, marie de france, and layamon these writers. The dissertation examines the explosion of early modern english writing on witchcraft that occurred roughly between 1550-1700, focusing on witchcraft trial pamphlets, treatises, and the drama of john webster the dissertation investigates the parallels between the early modern interest in witchcraft, the late. A bulk of research states that witchcraft is an antithesis to development this thesis finds that that is an assumption, which cannot explain the case of the giriama the results of this thesis has the implications that witchcraft may indeed exist in a modern developed setting, that people in the west/north could. Music in pagan and witchcraft ritual and culture melvyn j willin april 2004 a dissertation submitted to the university of bristol in accordance with the requirements of the degree of phd in historical studies in the faculty of the arts eighty thousand five hundred and ninety-one words.