Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Hardcover, original pictorial boards. 258 pp, Bibliography of Scottish Witchcraft, Index. A volume in the Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic Series. A fine copy without dust jacket, as issued. Fine. Item #311402
¶ 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. Chapters incude: Scotlands First Witch-Hunt: The Eastern Witch-Hunt of 1568–1569, by Michael Wasser; The Countess of Angus’s Escape from the North Berwick Witch-Hunt, by Victoria Carr; Exporting the Devil across the North Sea: John Cunningham and the Finnmark Witch-Hunt, by Liv Helene Willumsen; The Witch, the Household and the Community: Isobel Young in East Barns, 1580–1629, by Lauren Martin; Witch-Hunting in Scotland, 1649–1650, by Paula Hughes; Reputation and Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century Dalkeith, by Anna Cordeey; Outside In or Inside Out: Sleep Paralysis and Scottish Witchcraft, by Margaret Dudley & Julian Goodare; ‘We mey shoot them dead at our pleasur’: Isobel Gowdie, Elf Arrows and Dark Shamanism, by Emma Wilby; Flying Witches in Scotland, by Julian Goodare; The Urban Geography of Witch-Hunting in Scotland, by Alistair Henderson; Executing Scottish Witches, by Laura Paterson; & Decline and Survival in Scottish Witch-Hunting, 1701–1727, by Alexandra Hill.