Download or read book Reading the Salem Witch Child written by Kristina West and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book discusses the role of children in the Salem witch trials through a close reading of the many and varied narratives of the trials, including court records, contemporary and historical documents, fiction, drama, and poetry. Taking a critical theory approach to explore both what we might understand as a child in 1692 New England and to consider our adult investment in reading the child, Kristina West explores narratives of the afflicted girls and the many accused children whom are often absent or overlooked in histories, and considers how the trial structure is continually repeated in attempts to establish the respective guilt and innocence of these and other groups. This book also analyses later manuscripts and fictional rewritings of the trials to question the basis on which assumptions about the child in history are made, and to consider why such narratives of Salem’s children are still relevant now.
Download or read book Witch Child written by Celia Rees and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-05-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.
Download or read book Witch Child Rejacket written by Celia Rees and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-07-06 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.
Download or read book The Cultural Context of Therapeutic Choice written by C. Sargent and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the factors influencing women's choices of obstetrical care in a Bariba community in the People's Republic of Benin, West Africa. When selecting a research topic, I decided to investigate health care among the Bariba for several reasons. First, I had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Benin (then Dahomey) and had established a network of contacts in the region. In addition, I had worked for a year as assistant manager of a pharmacy in a northern town and had become interested in the pattern of utilization of health care services by urban residents. This three-year residence proved an invaluable asset in preparing and conducting research in the northern region. In particular, I was able to establish relationships with several indigenous midwives whose families I already knew both from prior research experience and mutual friend ships. These relationships enabled me to obtain detailed information regarding obstetrical practice and thus form the foundation of this book. The fieldwork upon which the book is directly based was conducted between June 1976 and December 1977 and sponsored by the F ord-Rockefeller Popula tion Policy Program, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the FUlbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Program. The Ford-Rockefeller Population Policy Program funded the project as a collab oration between myself and Professor Eusebe Alihonou, Professor Agrege (Gynecologie-Obstetrique) at the National University of Benin.
Download or read book Witchcraft and Adolescence in American Popular Culture written by Miranda Corcoran and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2022-06-15 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Devil s Children written by Jean La Fontaine and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-16 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A number of cases of serious child abuse have resulted from beliefs that children may be possessed by evil spirits and may then be given the power to bewitch others. Misfortune, failure, illness and even death may be blamed on them. The 'cure', nowadays called deliverance rather than exorcism, is to expel the spirits, sometimes by violent means. This book draws together contributions on aspects of possession and witchcraft from leading academics and expert practitioners in the field. It has been put together following conferences held by Inform, a charity that provides accurate information on new religions as a public service. There is no comparable information publicly available; this book is the first of its kind. Eileen Barker, founder of Inform, introduces the subject and Inform's Deputy Director goes on to detail the requests the charity has answered in recent years on the subject of children, possession and witchcraft. This book offers an invaluable resource for readers, whether academic or practitioner - particularly those in the fields of the safeguarding of children, and their education, health and general welfare.
Download or read book Witch Hunts in Europe and America written by William E. Burns and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2003 with total page 359 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering witch hunts from Germany to New England, this concise encyclopedia is a fascinating reference on the hunt to find and persecute those who practiced witchcraft.
Download or read book Witch Child written by Celia Rees and published by Candlewick Press (MA). This book was released on 2001 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1659, fourteen-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.
Download or read book The Witch Chronicles Book 1 Adironda s Beginning written by Jeremiah Mahuron and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-06-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adironda is a normal teenage witch living in her world. But she has always had a strange calling inside her that leads her to do things. This mysterious calling leads her to do something greatly forbidden: to venture into another world. She decides to follow her calling and journey to the Gate of the Worlds. Through the Gate of the Worlds, Adironda enters the world of human beings. A teenage boy, Jacob, stumbles upon her, and instantly falls in love. But when she and Jacob are pulled back to the witch world, she finds herself in great danger. Now, after escaping, she must save Jacob, overthrow the evil Leader of the witch world, and restore peace to her world. Will she do it?
Download or read book The Guardians written by Louise Saville and published by . This book was released on 2021-11-25 with total page 744 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling debut fantasy series of magic, mystery, historical tales, and epic character struggles that span generations. Two ill-fated souls try escaping the control of their elders, instead collide with each other and discover they are forever bound together by the same infernal curse. The darkness they fear is found in their own hearts and for good or ill they are doomed to replay the calamitous events that destroyed a kingdom. From the time of his chaotic birth that sent his mother mad, Jett Storm'Heart lived under the shadow of an unspoken curse and an ominous prophecy. Despite no parents, Jett was treated with indifference by his people. Passed between families as a child or living on his own, he never felt he belonged among them. Their aloofness reared in him an unruly and turbulent spirit, causing him to be at odds with his Elders. Due to his rebellion, his activities are controlled and his travel restricted. He grew to despise their authority. Driven by a need for answers to the fall of his family, he was met with apathy and silence. Angry and frustrated by the confines of his society and the rules and myriad degrees of traditions, he is desperate to escape their watchful eyes and take up the search for his missing father. As fate rules, Jett and his Kin are granted permission to leave Tellavare, but only with rigid conditions and the guarantee Jett will obey and not cause any trouble. Otherwise, his future among the Faerinn will have dire consequences. However, decisions will be out of his hands when his path collides with a girl who is shrouded by darkness and secrecy, the exact type the Faerinn Elders would condemn. The trouble continues when his Kin are separated, and Jett must make the decision between obeying rules and traditions or protecting a girl who he discovers is bound to him through ancient prophecy. The same girl that knows the evil art of Witch-craft, and together with him can Summon the Dead and open a Gate to Hell. All the while trying to avoid and fight off the damning and perilous prophecy over his own life and that of his Kin.
Download or read book Pagan Themes in Modern Children s Fiction written by P. Bramwell and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-03-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Applying a range of critical approaches to works by authors including Susan Cooper, Catherine Fisher, Geraldine McCaughrean, Anthony Horowitz and Philip Pullman, this book looks at the formative and interrogative relationship between recent children's literature and fashionable but controversial aspects of modern Paganism.
Download or read book The Triumph of the Moon written by Ronald Hutton and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-10 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'a brilliant history' The Sunday Times 'makes for riveting reading' The Independent Modern pagan witchcraft is arguably the only fully-formed religion England has given the world, and has now spread across four continents. This second edition of The Triumph of the Moon extensively revises the first full-scale scholarly study of modern pagan witchcraft. Ronald Hutton examines the nature and development of this religion, and offers a history of attitudes to witchcraft, paganism and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W. B. Yeats, D. H. Lawrence and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the public world since 1950. Thriller writers like Dennis Wheatley, and films and television programmes, get similar coverage, as does tabloid journalism. The material is by its nature often sensational, and care is taken throughout to distinguish fact from fantasy, in a manner not previously applied to most of the stories involved. Meticulously researched, The Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into an aspect of modern cultural history which has attracted sensational publicity but has hitherto been little understood. This edition incorporates new research carried out by the author as well as research by others who have been inspired by this book over the twenty years since its first publication.
Download or read book Secrets of the Witch written by Julie Legere and published by Wide Eyed Editions. This book was released on 2020-08-04 with total page 81 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Secrets of the Witch is an essential guide to sorcery, or grimoire for the young witch. Discover the rich and troubled history, learn to read the symbols of witchcraft, reveal the magic of crystals and become familiar with the spellbinding lore of the witch.
Download or read book Raising Witches written by Ashleen O'Gaea and published by Red Wheel/Weiser. This book was released on 2002-09-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book that gives parents the means to teach their children Wicca in a more formal fashion. Featuring a Wiccan curriculum for each of the five age groups from infancy to young adulthood, O'Gaea shows parents how to effectively weave Wicca into a child's natural progression of learning.
Download or read book Constructing Inequality written by Raymond Case Kelly and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenges prevailing theories about social inequality.
Download or read book Witchcraft Magic and Culture 1736 1951 written by Owen Davies and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1999-09-11 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most studies of witchcraft and magic have been concerned with the era of the witch trials, a period that officially came to an end in Britain with the passing of the Witchcraft Act of 1736. But the majority of people continued to fear witches and put their faith in magic. Owen Davies here traces the history of witchcraft and magic from 1736 to 1951, when the passing of the Fraudulent Mediums Act finally erased the concept of witchcraft from the statute books. This original study examines the extent to which witchcraft, magic and fortune-telling continued to influence the thoughts and actions of the people of England and Wales in a period when the forces of "progress" are often thought to have vanquished such beliefs.
Download or read book Organisations of Witches in Great Britain Folklore History Series written by M. A. Murray and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2011-10-21 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Witch cult and ritual have not yet, as far as I am aware, been subjected to a searching scientific investigation from the anthropological side. The author setting out here to understand the idea of witchcraft and the people it attracts. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.