This is a growing area of historical research. Listed below
are some interesting links to Witchcraft Craze resources. If
you know of any more, drop me a line and I'll add them to the
New Books on the Witchcraft
This page contains a regularly updated list of new academic
works on the Witchcraft Craze.
Witch As Internal
This is a very brief abstract of an idea I have been kicking
around for a while. It deals with the concept of Otherness
and how the Witch fulfulled this role at an internal level
within Early Modern society. I would really appreciate any
Witchcraft Craze Resources
I hope to be adding more resources related to the Witchcraft
Craze to this site. I have added the basic layout of what
I expect to add but at this time not all pages are active.
- Causes, Context and Background
- England and Scotland
- Periferal States and Regions
- Primary Material
National Geographic Interactive Salem Witchcraft Trials
Designed by National Geographic, this site uses an interplay
of image and text to evoke the hysterical tenor of Salem
during the witchcraft trials. Experience the proceedings
first hand as you assume the identity of a town resident
accused of sorcery. Your life is on the line -- how will
you plead? When you've completed your Salem adventure, wander
over to Ask the Expert and pose any lingering questions
to historian Richard Trask. Good design and lots of info,
worth checking out.
A good page containing links to resources concerned with
the study of the Witchcraft trials of the early modern period.
This includes original material, pictures and other primary
and secondary source materials.
This is an ongoing project to list relevant academic works,
by category. Links to Internet sites are also included.
A fairly extensive list of books on the witchcraft craze,
mostly secondary sources. This page is now located here.
The page is no longer on the original server.
The Witching Hours
This site has a wide variety of information on the Witchcraft
Crze. The site is well organised. This is one of the best
resources for the study of the Witchcraft Craze.
A brief site about the background and events of the Salem
Witchcraze of 1692.
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
This site contains the names and images of the gravestones
of those who died in the Salem Witch Trials.
A Chronology of the Salem Witch Trials
The Trial of the Bideford Witches
This site contains the text of a book about this set of
trials as well as a variety of primary source material.
David Owens Page - Witchcraft and Magic History
This site concentrates on the history of witchcraft and
magic in Somerset in England.