Apr 17 Lecture

Apr 17 Lecture - V. Salem A. course of events 1)1691, many...

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V. Salem A. course of events 1) 1691, many young women are anxious about what their future lives are going to be like 2) what makes them anxious i. uncertain of marriage, who they’ll marry and his social class ii. uncertain about their future situation of land supply diminishing a. this lead them to want and practice magic 3) they’d take their games about marriage seriously i. the young girl may see a coffin, assume tat she’ll die and begins to go into seizures ii. they’d call doctors and the community would make talk about it being witchcraft iii. the girls became nervous because they were practicing magic iv. several ministers visit and one of the girls are often take the opportunity to challenge authority figures 4) 144 people are accused and 19 executed i. accused people are sometimes outside of the community 5) typical accusations have been matters of maleficia and were intended to harm material 6) the newer accusations are rooted in the idea of satanic covenant i. this brings the assumption that it is not done alone, who are the associates of the accused ii. therefore the other witches
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HIS HIS/WST 21 taught by Professor Tillson during the Spring '08 term at Tampa.

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