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Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic

Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland

Authors: Sneddon, Andrew

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This is the first academic overview of witchcraft and popular magic in Ireland and spans the medieval to the modern period. Based on a wide range of un-used and under-used primary source material, and taking account of denominational difference between Catholic and Protestant, it provides a detailed account of witchcraft trials and accusation.

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Andrew Sneddon is Lecturer in History at Ulster University, UK. He is the author of two previous books and numerous articles on British and Irish history, including witchcraft and magic. He has held research fellowships and awards from Queen's University, Belfast and the Wellcome Trust.

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“This publication is a very welcome addition to a growing corpus of scholarship on this relatively neglected aspect of Irish social and cultural history. ... On reaching the end of this original, scholarly book, the reader will have gained an excellent, fresh insight into the nature of beliefs about magic and witchcraft in Ireland … . suitable as a textbook for university students and is likely to be the main scholarly work on this subject for several years to come.” (Dr. Mary Ann Lyons, Reviews in History, history.ac.uk, June, 2016)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Sneddon, Andrew

  • Witchcraft Belief in Early Modern Ireland

    Pages 5-24

    Sneddon, Andrew

  • Witchcraft Legislation and Legal Administration in Early Modern Ireland

    Pages 25-33

    Sneddon, Andrew

  • Cunning-folk in Early Modern Ireland

    Pages 34-52

    Sneddon, Andrew

  • Witchcraft Accusations in Early Modern Ireland

    Pages 53-70

    Sneddon, Andrew

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Witchcraft and Magic in Ireland
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Andrew Sneddon
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31917-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137319173
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30272-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 221
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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