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The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England (Hardback)

James Sharpe

Edité par Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2000
ISBN 10: 0415926912 / ISBN 13: 9780415926911
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Titre : The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible ...

Éditeur : Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2000

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1604, 20-year-old Anne Gunter was bewitched: she foamed at the mouth, contorted wildly in her bedchamber, went into trances. Her garters and bodices were perpetually unlacing themselves. Her signature symptom was to vomit pins and she voided some pins downwards as well by her water or otherwise. Popular history at its best, The Bewitching of Anne Gunter opens a fascinating window onto the past. It s a tale of controlling fathers, willful daughters, nosy neighbors, power relations between peasants and gentry, and village life in early-modern Europe. Above all it s an original and revealing story of one young woman s experience with the greatly misunderstood phenomenon of witchcraft. James Sharpe is Professor of History at York University and the author of Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in Early Modern History and other works of social history. N° de réf. du libraire FLT9780415926911

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In 1604, 20-year-old Anne Gunter was bewitched: she foamed at the mouth, contorted wildly in her bedchamber, went into trances. Her garters and bodices were perpetually unlacing themselves. Her signature symptom was to vomit pins and "she voided some pins downwards as well by her water or otherwise.." Popular history at its best, "The Bewitching of Anne Gunter" opens a fascinating window onto the past. It's a tale of controlling fathers, willful daughters, nosy neighbors, power relations between peasants and gentry, and village life in early-modern Europe. Above all it's an original and revealing story of one young woman's experience with the greatly misunderstood phenomenon of witchcraft. James Sharpe is Professor of History at York University and the author of "Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in" "Early Modern History" and other works of social history.

Critique: "The author, James Sharpe, is also a scholar of witchcraft, and as a storyteller more deliberate than fluent. What impresses us as most surreal in his account of this case is not the Gunter family psychodrama, miserable as the ordeal must have been for poor Anne, but the scrupulous care that the wisest minds of the age took to distinguish real cases of witchcraft from imaginary ones."-"Boston Globe "An extraordinary case...Professor Sharpe, in this illuminating narrative, has given Anne Gunter her due moment of fame...extremely interesting and readable."-Antonia Fraser, "The London Times

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