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              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The Devil: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to the Christian Devil thr...ough the history of ideas and the lives of real people.
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              ISBN 9780199580996
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Religion and Society in Early Stuart England

              Religion and Society in Early Stuart England (Hardback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $200.00
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              First published in 1998, this book presents an overview of some recent debates on the history of religion in England from the accession of James I to the outbreak of the Civil War. Darren Oldridge rejects the polarisation of discussion on the meaning and impact of Laudianism's in...novations and the effects of the zealous Puritans. Instead, the author draws them together to emphasise how each directly influenced the other within a wider heightening of religious tension. Two of its central themes are the impact of the ecclesiastical policies of Charles I and the relationship between puritanism and popular culture. These themes are developed in eight related essays, which emphasize the connections between church policy, puritanism and popular religion. The book draws on much original research from the Midlands, as well as recent work by other scholars in the field, to set out a new synthesis which attempts to explain the emergence of religious conflict in the decades before the English Civil War.
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              ISBN 9781138323728
              Released NZ 18 Sep 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              The Devil: In Tudor and Stuart England
               

              The Devil: In Tudor and Stuart England (EPUB ebook)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              The Devil was a commanding figure in Tudor and Stuart England. He played a leading role in the religious and political conflicts of the age, and inspired great works of poetry and drama. This book traces the idea of the Devil from the English Reformation to the scientific revolut...ion of the late seventeenth century.
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              ISBN 9780752476421
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              Language en
              Released NZ 8 Nov 2011
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Religion and Society in Early Stuart England
               

              Religion and Society in Early Stuart England (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $65.99
              • $65.99
              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              First published in 1998, this book presents an overview of some recent debates on the history of religion in England from the accession of James I to the outbreak of the Civil War. Darren Oldridge rejects the polarisation of discussion on the meaning and impact of Laudianism's in...novations and the effects of the zealous Puritans. Instead, the author draws them together to emphasise how each directly influenced the other within a wider heightening of religious tension. Two of its central themes are the impact of the ecclesiastical policies of Charles I and the relationship between puritanism and popular culture. These themes are developed in eight related essays, which emphasize the connections between church policy, puritanism and popular religion. The book draws on much original research from the Midlands, as well as recent work by other scholars in the field, to set out a new synthesis which attempts to explain the emergence of religious conflict in the decades before the English Civil War.
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              ISBN 9781138323766
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              The Devil: In Tudor and Stuart England

              The Devil: In Tudor and Stuart England (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $34.99
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              The Devil was a commanding figure in Tudor and Stuart England. He played a leading role in the religious and political conflicts of the age, and inspired great works of poetry and drama. This book traces the idea of the Devil from the English Reformation to the scientific revolut...ion of the late seventeenth century.
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              ISBN 9780752457390
              Released NZ 14 Sep 2010
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
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              Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds
               

              Strange Histories: The Trial of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and Other Matters of Fact from the Medieval and Renaissance Worlds (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $271.00
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              Strange Histories is an exploration of some of the most extraordinary beliefs that existed in the late Middle Ages through to the end of the seventeenth century. Presenting serious accounts of the appearance of angels and demons, sea monsters and dragons within European and North... American history, this book moves away from present-centred thinking and instead places such events firmly within their social and cultural context. By doing so, it offers a new way of understanding the world in which dragons and witches were fact rather than fiction, and presents these riveting phenomena as part of an entirely rational thought process for the time in which they existed. This new edition extends back into the Renaissance and has been fully updated in light of new research. It also contains a new guide to further reading as well as a selection of new pictures that bring its themes to life. From ghosts, to witches, to pigs on trial for murder, the book uses a range of different case studies to provide fascinating insights into the world-view of a vanished age. It is essential reading for all students of early modern history.
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              ISBN 9781138830813
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England

              The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Hardback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $271.00
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              The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England reflects upon the boundaries between the natural and the otherworldly in early modern England as they were understood by the people of the time. The book places supernatural beliefs and events in the context of the English Reformation ...to show how early modern people reacted to the world of unseen spirits and magical influences. It sets out the conceptual foundations of early modern encounters with the supernatural, and shows how occult beliefs penetrated almost every aspect of life. Darren Oldridge considers many of the spiritual forces that pervaded early modern England: an immanent God who sometimes expressed Himself through 'signs and wonders' and the various lesser inhabitants of the world of spirits including ghosts, goblins, demons and angels. He explores human attempts to comprehend, harness or accommodate these powers through magic and witchcraft, and the role of the supernatural in early modern science. This book presents a concise and accessible up-to-date synthesis of the scholarship of the supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England. It will be essential reading for students of early modern England, religion, witchcraft and the supernatural.
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              ISBN 9780415747585
              Released NZ 8 Apr 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Witchcraft Reader
               

              The Witchcraft Reader (Paperback, 3rd New edition)

              Edited by Oldridge, Darren

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              The Witchcraft Reader offers a wide range of historical perspectives on the subject of witchcraft in a single, accessible volume, exploring the enduring hold that it has on human imagination. The witch trials of the late Middle Ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries hav...e inspired a huge and expanding scholarly literature, as well as an outpouring of popular representations. This fully revised and enlarged third edition brings together many of the best and most important works in the field. It explores the origins of witchcraft prosecutions in learned and popular culture, fears of an imaginary witch cult, the role of religious division and ideas about the Devil, the gendering of suspects, the making of confessions, and the decline of witch beliefs. An expanded final section explores the various revivals and images of witchcraft that continue to flourish in contemporary western culture. Equipped with an extensive introduction that foregrounds significant debates and themes in the study of witchcraft, providing the extracts with a critical context, The Witchcraft Reader is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.
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              ISBN 9781138565425
              Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Readers in History
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              The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England
               

              The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $65.99
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              The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England visits the boundaries between the natural and the otherworldly in a culture profoundly different to our own. In the opening chapters, the book offers readers a framework for understanding this culture by placing supernatural beliefs in... the context of the English Reformation. It then sets out the conceptual foundations of early modern encounters with the supernatural: the doctrine of providence, Christian eschatology, and the acknowledgement of spirits and occult influences in the world. The book then considers the spiritual forces that pervaded early modern England: an immanent God who sometimes expressed Himself through signs and wonders ; and the various lesser inhabitants of the world of spirits. Finally, the book explores human attempts to comprehend, harness or accommodate these powers: through magic and witchcraft, and the natural philosophies that contributed to early modern science . Many aspects of the supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England have received scholarly attention in the last twenty years. This book presents an up-to-date synthesis of this work for undergraduate students. It will be essential reading for students of early modern England, witchcraft and the supernatural.
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              ISBN 9780415747592
              Released NZ 8 Apr 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Witchcraft Reader
               

              The Witchcraft Reader (Hardback, 3rd New edition)

              Edited by Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $259.00
              • $259.00
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              The Witchcraft Reader offers a wide range of historical perspectives on the subject of witchcraft in a single, accessible volume, exploring the enduring hold that it has on human imagination. The witch trials of the late Middle Ages and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries hav...e inspired a huge and expanding scholarly literature, as well as an outpouring of popular representations. This fully revised and enlarged third edition brings together many of the best and most important works in the field. It explores the origins of witchcraft prosecutions in learned and popular culture, fears of an imaginary witch cult, the role of religious division and ideas about the Devil, the gendering of suspects, the making of confessions, and the decline of witch beliefs. An expanded final section explores the various revivals and images of witchcraft that continue to flourish in contemporary western culture. Equipped with an extensive introduction that foregrounds significant debates and themes in the study of witchcraft, providing the extracts with a critical context, The Witchcraft Reader is essential reading for anyone with an interest in this fascinating subject.
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              ISBN 9781138565401
              Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Readers in History
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