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Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland: James' VI's Demonology and the North Berwick Witches

Lawrence Normand and Gareth Roberts


This book provides an introduction to the key concepts of witchcraft and demonology through a detailed study of one of the best-known and most notorious episodes of Scottish history — the North Berwick witch hunt — in which King James was involved as alleged victim, interrogator, judge, and demonologist. It provides hitherto unpublished and inaccessible material from the legal documentation of the trials in a way that makes the material fully comprehensible, all in a readable, modernised, scholarly form. Full introductory sections and supporting notes provide information about the contexts nee ... More

Keywords: witchcraft, demonology, Scottish history, North Berwick, witch hunt, King James, demonologist, social history, witchcraft prosecutions, European witchcraft

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780859896801
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859896801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lawrence Normand, author
Middlesex University

Gareth Roberts, author
University of Exeter