Book Review: The Witch in History, Diane Purkiss, Routledge, 1996

Authors

  • Ronald Hutton University of Bristol

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i3.40

Abstract

The dust jacket of this book defines Diane Purkiss as a Lecturer in English; within its pages she prefers to describe herself as a feminist literary critic. It is a potent combination, and has resulted in a thoroughly individual and important book. Its preoccupation is with the manner in which images of English witches have been formed and manipulated during two distinct periods of history, that of Elizabeth and the early Stuarts, and the late twentieth century.

Published

2020-08-11

How to Cite

Hutton, R. (2020). Book Review: The Witch in History, Diane Purkiss, Routledge, 1996. Pomegranate, 40–46. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.v13i3.40

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Section

Book Reviews