Introduction: Goodnight My Servants All: The Sourcebook of East Lothian Witchcraft

Hugh V. McLachlan

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Abstract

A treasury of primary material about cases of witchcraft in East Lothian. This marvellous, vast compendium of transcribed documentation, with useful annotation and perceptive commentary, is a most welcome contribution to the study of Scottish witchcraft in the 16th and 17th centuries. Seasoned academic scholars of witchcraft will find much useful, challenging material - and read of witches and witchcraft cases that they have never come across before. Even with some familiarity with the cases that the author presents, it is fascinating to read different accounts given by different witnesses of the same case and the same alleged incidents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoodnight My Servants All: The Sourcebook of East Lothian Witchcraft
PublisherGrimsay Press
ISBN (Print)9781845300418
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

Keywords

  • Scottish history
  • witchcraft
  • East Lothian

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    McLachlan, H. V. (2007). Introduction: Goodnight My Servants All: The Sourcebook of East Lothian Witchcraft. In Goodnight My Servants All: The Sourcebook of East Lothian Witchcraft Grimsay Press. http://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/lss/258