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Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England, 1640-1789
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Using south-western England as a focus for considering the continued place of witchcraft and demonology in provincial culture in the period between the English and French revolutions, Barry shows how witch-beliefs were intricately woven into the fabric of daily life, even at a time when they arguably ceased to be of interest to the educated.
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Preface Abbreviations Introduction Robert Hunt and the Somerset Witches The Trial of the Bideford Witches The Politics of Pandaemonium John Beaumont: Science, Spirits and the Scale of Nature Public Infidelity and Private Belief? The Discourse of Spirits in Enlightenment Bristol Methodism and Mummery: the Case of George Lukins Conclusion Sources

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JONATHAN BARRYhas taught History at Exeter University, UK, where he is an Associate Professor and Dean of Taught Programmes, since 1985. He has published widely in urban, social, cultural, religious and medical history, editing nine books, including Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (1996) and (with Owen Davies) Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography (2007).

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