Witchcraft and Demonology in South-West England, 1640–1789

  • Jonathan Barry

Part of the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic book series (PHSWM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 276-373

About this book


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.


Age of Enlightenment culture discourse England English enlightenment French French revolution nature politics revolution time

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Barry
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

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