© 2013

Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters

  • Julian Goodare

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

About this book


This book brings together twelve studies that collectively provide an overview of the main issues of live interest in Scottish witchcraft. As well as fresh studies of the well-established topic of witch-hunting, the book also launches an exploration of some of the more esoteric aspects of magical belief and practice.


Early Modern Britain Occultism and Witchcraft Early Modern Scottish History Social and Cultural History bibliography event Scotland seventeenth century witch-hunt

Editors and affiliations

  • Julian Goodare
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

About the editors

Victoria Carr, Postgraduate student, University of Bristol, UK Anna Cordey, teacher, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen, UK Margaret Dudley, community worker, Edinburgh, UK Alistair Henderson, archivist Alexandra Hill, solicitor, London, UK Paula Hughes, PhD graduate, University of Strathclyde, UK Lauren Martin, Director of Research, University of Minnesota, USA Laura Paterson, Postgraduate student, University of Strathclyde, UK Michael Wasser, teacher, Dawson College, Montreal, Canada Emma Wilby, Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter, UK Liv Helene Willumsen, Professor, University of Tromsø, Norway

Bibliographic information


“This is a book that is fresh and thought-provoking, and its authors are to be congratulated on their varied, precise, and well-researched contributions. … Scottish Witches and Witch-Hunters is a fantastically useful resource, and can only further stimulate work in the area. Julian Goodare and his team of contributors have given us a wide-ranging, provocative, and deeply scholarly volume, in which all the chapters are valuable, and the whole really is more than the sum of the parts.” (Marion Gibson, Folklore, Vol. 126 (3), 2015)