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Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts (Philip C Almond) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521813235
Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts (Philip C Almond) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) 9780521813235
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Title: Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England: Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts

Author: Almond, Philip C

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521813235

Volumes: 1; Pages: 416

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Exclusively devoted to demonic possession amd exorcism in early modern England, this book offers modernized versions of the most significant texts on nine cases of demonic possession from 1570 to 1650. The nine stories of demonic possession were either written by eyewitnesses or derived from eyewitness reports. The modernized texts and critical Introductions are analyzed within the context of an Introduction to demonic possession in England ranging from the period 1550 to 1700.ContentsPrefaceIntroduction1. Disfigured by the Devil: the story of Alexander Nyndge2. Two possessed maidens in London: the story of Agnes Briggs and Rachel Pinder3. The Witches of Warboys: the story of the Throckmorton Children4. The Boys of Burton: the story of Thomas Darling5. A household possessed: the story of the Lancashire Seven6. The counterfeit demoniac: the story of William Sommers7. The Puritan martyr: the story of Mary Glover8. The boys of Bilson: the story of William Perry9. A pious daughter: the story of Margaret MuschampBibliographyIndex
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