Vexed With Devils

Erika Gasser NYU Press History

Stories of witchcraft and demonic possession from early modern England through the last official trials in colonial New England. Those possessed by the devil in early modern England usually exhibited a common set of symptoms: fits, vomiting, visions, contortions, speaking in tongues, and an antipathy to prayer. However, it was a matter of interpretation, and sometimes public opinion, if these symptoms were visited upon the victim, or if they came from within. Both early modern England and colonial New England had cases that blurred the line between witchcraft and demonic possession, most famously, the Salem witch trials. While historians acknowledge some similarities in witch trials between the two regions, such as the fact that an overwhelming majority of witches were women, the histories of these cases primarily focus on local contexts and specifics. In so doing, they overlook the ways in which manhood factored into possession and witchcraft cases. Vexed with Devils is a cultural history of witchcraft-possession phenomena that centers on the role of men and patriarchal power. Erika Gasser reveals that witchcraft trials had as much to do with who had power in the community, to impose judgement or to subvert order, as they did with religious belief. She argues that the gendered dynamics of possession and witchcraft demonstrated that contested meanings of manhood played a critical role in the struggle to maintain authority. While all men were not capable of accessing power in the same ways, many of the people involved—those who acted as if they were possessed, men accused of being witches, and men who wrote possession propaganda—invoked manhood as they struggled to advocate for themselves during these perilous times. Gasser ultimately concludes that the decline of possession and witchcraft cases was not merely a product of change over time, but rather an indication of the ways in which patriarchal power endured throughout and beyond the colonial period. Vexed with Devils reexamines an unnerving time and offers a surprising new perspective on our own, using stories and voices which emerge from the records in ways that continue to fascinate and unsettle us.

ISBN10 : 9781479847815 , ISBN13 : 147984781X

Page Number : 272

Seven Devils

Elizabeth May Hachette UK Fiction

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'Moves at a cracking pace and, with neat plot twists and cliffhangers, is page-turning fun' Guardian Seven resistance fighters will free the galaxy from the ruthless Empire - or die trying. After Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as Princess Discordia - heir to the galaxy's most ruthless empire - behind. But joining the Novantaen Resistance, an organisation opposed to the Empire's voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray. Resistance fighter pilot Clo has been given a mission: infiltrate an Empire spaceship ferrying deadly cargo to gain vital intelligence. A task made all the more difficult when she's forced to partner with an old enemy - Princess Discordia herself, Eris. They discover more than they bargained for on the ship: fugitives with first-hand knowledge of the Empire's inner workings. With this information, these women might just bring the Empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: Eris's brother Damocles, new heir to the throne, plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining free alien people, ensuring the Empire's total domination. Unless this band of unlikely rebels stops him, millions will die . . .

ISBN10 : 9781473225169 , ISBN13 : 1473225167

Page Number : 468

Devils Women And Jews

Joan Young Gregg SUNY Press Religion

Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

ISBN10 : 0791434176 , ISBN13 : 9780791434178

Page Number : 290

Devils

Matthew Spradlin

A true-life horror story rooted at the end of World War II. Two Japanese soldiers struggle to make it through a deadly island swamp as the dark sins of their less-honorable comrades in arms come back to extract their bloody revenge. Collects The Devils #1-3

ISBN10 : 0930655702 , ISBN13 : 9780930655709

Page Number : 72

Angels And Devils

Joan Carroll Cruz TAN Books

The most thorough book about the Angels yet written! Here, bestselling author Joan Carroll Cruz expounds upon the traditional definitions and delineations of the Angels and Devils, asking and answering virtually every conceivable question about them. Among the many recent books about Angels, this has to be one of the very best, if not the very best yet. Definitely another Mrs. Cruz bestseller! Impr.

ISBN10 : 9781618908902 , ISBN13 : 1618908901

Page Number : 314

The Old Devils

Kingsley Amis Random House Fiction

Malcolm, Peter and Charlie and their Soave-sodden wives have one main ambition left in life: to drink Wales dry. But their routine is both shaken and stirred when they are joined by professional Welshman Alun Weaver (CBE) and his wife, Rhiannon.

ISBN10 : 9781446414620 , ISBN13 : 1446414620

Page Number : 386

Little Devils Vol 3

Uuumi Seven Seas Entertainment Comics & Graphic Novels

The Devil King is back and he's determined to gobble up the Little Devils and reabsorb their power! Luckily, Byron is there to protect them, but how is it that the Devil King is even alive? It's story time as the kids hear how Byron first slew the King of All Devils!

ISBN10 : 9781645055570 , ISBN13 : 1645055574

Page Number : 170