Possession, Puritanism and Print: Darrell, Harsnett, Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Exorcism Controversy

1st Edition

Marion Gibson

Routledge
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 218 Pages
ISBN 9781138663381 - CAT# Y230031
Series: Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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Summary

Tells a story of injustice and passionate resistance to religious persecution in the last years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Through an analysis of a sensational series of demonic possessions and exorcisms, this book highlights the existence of controversies in print in the late Elizabethan period of the kind that would one day lead to civil war.

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