The Bewitching of Anne Gunter

By: Sharpe, James

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First edition. Minor tear along top edge of jacket rear, jacket edges lightly bumped. 2000 Hard Cover. 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.

Title: The Bewitching of Anne Gunter

Author: Sharpe, James

Categories: Biography, European,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Routledge: 2000

ISBN Number: 0415926912

ISBN Number 13: 9780415926911

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2195833

Keywords: HISTORY BIOGRAPHY ANNE GUNTER WITCHCRAFT ENGLAND ENGLISH BRITISH BRITAIN EUROPE EUROPEAN,