Bibliography

To write the podcast I make use of the extensive library provided by the university and my own growing collection, and when I cover a new period or region I make sure to immerse myself in the historiography of the topic. While I mainly use secondary literature, since these academics have often done the hard part of researching for me, for key texts or for certain subjects I will refer to the primary documents. In the show notes of each episode, you should find a list of some of the main publications I’ve used in writing it, and I often refer to them in the episode itself.

 

Primary Documents and Contemporary Publications

  • A Description of the Life and Death of John Lambe, otherwise called Doctor Lambe (1628)
  • Constitutio Criminalis Carolina (1530)
  • Against Conjurations, and witchcrafts, and sorcery, and enchantments (1542)
  • Statute against Conjurations, Enchantments, and witchcrafts (1563)
  • Witchcraft Act (1563)
  • An Act against Conjuration, Witchcraft and dealing with evil and wicked spirits (1604)
  • Lex Cornelia de sicariis et veneficiis (81BCE)
  • Livy, The History of Rome
  • The Twelve Tables
  • The Book of Arda Viraf
  • The Sixteen Lands of Ahura Mazda and the Many Plagues of Ahriman
  • Newes From Scotland (1591)
  • Del Rio, M., Disquisitiones Magicae (1599)
  • Gifford, G., A Dialogue Concerning Witches and Witchcrafts (1593)
  • Institoris, H., and Sprenger, J., Malleus Maleficarum (1487)
  • Potts, T., The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster (1613)
  • Remy, N., Demonolatry (1595)
  • Spee, F., Cautio Criminalis (1531)
  • Scot, R., The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584)
  • Stuart, J., Daemonologie (1597)
  • Weyer, J., De Praestigiis Daemonum (1563)

General / Non-Region Specific

  • Ankerloo, Bengt and Clark, Stuart (eds.), Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Period of the Witch Trials (Philadelphia, 2002)
  • Ankerloo, Bengt and Clark, Stuart (eds.), Witchcraft and Magic in Europe: The Twentieth Century (Philadelphia, 1999)
  • Bailey, Michael D., ‘The European Witch-Hunt’, Social History, 42, ii
  • Broedel, H. P., Malleus Maleficarum and the Construction of Witchcraft (Manchester, 2003)
  • Clark, Stuart, ‘Inversion, Misrule and the Meaning of Witchcraft’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Clark, Stuart, ‘Protestant Witchcraft, Catholic Witchcraft’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Cohn, N., Europe’s Inner Demons (London, 1975)
  • Cohn, Norman, ‘The Demonization of Mediaeval Heretics’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Ginzburg, Carlo, ‘Deciphering the Witches’ Sabbat’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Jochten Burgtof, Paul Crawford, and Helen Nicholson (eds.) The Debate of the Trial of the Templars (1307-1314) (2013)
  • Jonathan Barry and Owen Davies (eds.), Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography (2007)
  • Larner, Christina, ‘The Crime of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Larner, Christina, ‘Was Witch-Hunting Woman-Hunting?’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Levack, B. P. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America (Oxford, 2013)
  • Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Mackay, C., The Hammer of Witches, (2009)
  • Naphy, William G. and Roberts, P., (eds.) Fear in Early Modern Society, (1997)
  • Rogers, N. Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night (2002)
  • Rowlands, Alison, ‘Witchcraft and Gender in early modern Europe’, The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America, (Oxford, 2013)
  • Santino, Jack (ed.) Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life (1994)
  • Sharpe, Jim, ‘Women, Witchcraft, and the Legal Process’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Waite, G., Eradicating the Devil’s Minions: Anabaptists and witches in Reformation Europe, 1525-1600 (London, 2007)
  • Willem de Blecourt and Owen Davies (eds.), Witchcraft Continued: Popular Magic in Modern Europe, (Manchester, 2004)

British Isles

  • Carr, Victoria, ‘The Countess of Angus’s Escape from the North Berwick Witch-Hunt’, in Julian Goodare (ed.) Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters (Basingstoke, 2013)
  • Dawson, J., The Politics of Religion in the age of Mary, Queen of Scots (Cambridge, 2002)
  • Davies, Owen, ‘Urbanization and the Declined of Witchcraft: An Examination of London’, Journal of Social History, 30, iii
  • Deacon, R., Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (London, 1976)
  • Elmer, Peter, Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in early modern England, (Oxford, 2016)
    • Review by: Pearson, Jacqueline, The Seventeenth Century, 31, iii
  • Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft and Evidence in Early Modern England’, Past and Present, 198
  • Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft Trials in England’, in Levack, Brian (ed.) The Oxford Handbook
  • Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005)
  • Goodare, J., The Government of Scotland 1560-1625 (Oxford, 2004)
  • Herrington, H. W., ‘Witchcraft and Magic in Elizabethan Drama’, in The Journal of American Folklore, 32, 126, (1919)
  • Holmes, R., Witchcraft in British History (1974)
  • Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft persecution and women’s confessions in seventeenth-century England’, Women’s History Review, IV, 1
  • Larner, C., and MacFarlane, A., Witchcraft and Religion: the Politics of Popular Belief (Oxford, 1984)
  • Levin, C., ‘Witchcraft in Shakespeare’s England’, British Library, accessed December 2017, at https://www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/witchcraft-in-shakespeares-england
  • MacFarlane, A., Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England (London, 1970)
  • MacRobert, E., Mary Queen of Scots and the Casket Letters (London, 2002)
  • Normand, L. and Roberts, G., Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland: James Vi’s Demonology and the North Berwick witches (Liverpool, 2000)
  • Oldridge, Darren, ‘Fairies and the Devil in early modern England’, The Seventeenth Century, 31, i, 1-15
  • Picard, L., ‘Witchcraft, Magic and Religion’, British Library, accessed December 2017, at https://www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/witchcraft-magic-and-religion
  • Poole, Robert (ed.), The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories (Manchester, 2002)
  • Purkiss, D., The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-Century Representations (1996)
  • Purkiss, D., ‘Witches in Macbeth’, British Library, accessed December 2017, at https://www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/witches-in-macbeth
  • Rasmussen, E. and DeJong, I., ‘An introduction to Doctor Faustus: morality and sin’, British Library, accessed December 2017, at https://www.bl.uk/shakespeare/articles/an-introduction-to-doctor-faustus-morality-and-sin
  • Sharpe, J., Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in England, 1550-1750 (London, 1996)
  • Stanhill, Gerald., ‘Shakespeare’s Tempest, witchcraft and the Little Ice Age’, Weather, 71, iv, 100-102
  • Stewart, A., The Cradle King: A Life of James VI and I (London, 2003)
  • Thomas, Keith, ‘The Relevance of Social Anthropology to the Historical Study of English Witchcraft’ in Mary Douglas (ed.), Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations (2013)
  • ‘First edition of Middleton’s The Witch’, British Library, accessed December 2017, at https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/first-edition-of-middletons-the-witch

Early Modern Continental Europe

  • Behringer, Wolfgang, ‘Weather, Hunger and Fear: Origins of the European Witch-Hunts in Climate, Society and Mentality’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Dillinger, J., “Evil People” a Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier (2009)
  • Erik Midelfort, H. C., Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany 1562-1684 (Stanford, 1972)
  • Erik Midelfort, H. C. ‘Heartland of the Witchcraze’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Erik Midelfort, H. C. ‘The Devil and the German People’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
  • Naphy, William G., Plagues, poisons, and potions: Plague-Spreading Conspiracies in the Western Alps, c. 1530-1640 (2002)
  • William Monter, E., Witchcraft in France and Switzerland (London, 1976)
  • William Monter, E, ‘The Sociology of Jura Witchcraft’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002

Ancient and Classical

  • Betz, H. D., The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation: Including the Demonic Spells (Chicago, 1992)
  • Dickie, M. W., Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World (2003)
  • Faraone, C. A., Ancient Greek Love Magic (London, 2001)
  • Farber, W., ‘Witchcraft, Magic, and Divination in Ancient Mesopotamia’, in Sasson, J (ed.), Civilizations of the Ancient Near East – Vol III (New York, 1995)
  • Graf, F., Magic in the Ancient World (Massachusetts, 1997)
  • Luck, G., Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds (Baltimore, 2006)
  • Ogden, D., Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook (Oxford, 2002)
  • Parker, Adam, ‘Protecting the Troops? Phallic Carvings in the North of Roman Britain’, in Parker, Adam. (ed.) Ad Vallum: Papers on the Roman Army and Frontiers in Celebration of Dr. Brian Dobson (Oxford, 2017)
  • Pinch, G. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of ancient Egypt (2002)
  • Schwemer, Daniel, ‘Witchcraft and War: The Ritual Fragment Ki’, Iraq, 69, 29-42
  • Stratton, K. B., Naming the Witch: Magic, Ideology, and Stereotype in the Ancient World (New York, 2007)

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