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Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England

 
 
 
 
Entertaining Satan: Witchcraft and the Culture of Early New England
Author: John Putnam Demos
ISBN 13: 9780195174830
ISBN 10: 195174836
Edition: Updated
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2004-11-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $24.99
 
 

In the first edition of the Bancroft Prize-winning Entertaining Satan, John Putnam Demos presented an entirely new perspective on American witchcraft. By investigating the surviving historical documents of over a hundred actual witchcraft cases, he vividly recreated the world of New England during the witchcraft trials and brought to light fascinating information on the role of witchcraft in early American culture. Now Demos has revisited his original work and updated it to illustrate why these early Americans' strange views on witchcraft still matter to us today. He provides a new preface that puts forth a broader overview of witchcraft and looks at its place around the world—from ancient times right up to the present.