Early Modern Witchcraft Belief (with Imogen Knox)

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Cian is joined by Imogen Knox for a chat about witchcraft belief during the early modern period. Subjects covered:

-stereotypes about medieval vs early modern witch trials

-witch hunts as a ‘top down’ or ‘bottom-up/ phenomenon?

-vomiting of pins, apports, and other witch-related phenomena

-the role of authorities in witch hunts

-Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General

-witch-hunting before/after the Reformation

-a case from Co Antrim and an earlier case it may be patterned after

-the role of Margaret Murray, Montague Summers and Dennis Wheatley in shaping modern ideas about witches

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Wonderful and True Tale of the Bewitching of a Young Girl in Ireland

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/B03653.0001.001/1:2?rgn=div1;view=fulltext

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http://witching.org/production/brimstone/detail.php?mode=assertions&pid=153

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