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by Orna Alyagon Darr

  • ISBN: 0754669874
  • Category: Religious books
  • Author: Orna Alyagon Darr
  • Subcategory: New Age & Spirituality
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 28, 2011)
  • Pages: 334 pages
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Cite this publication. The lone magistrate was the central figure of early modern English law enforcement, yet few records of his activities survive.

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Exploring the crime of witchcraft in early modern England, this book focuses on legal questions of proof. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

This work explores the social foundation of evidence law in a specific historical social and cultural context – the debate concerning the proof of the crime of witchcraft in early modern England. On the other hand, lowering the evidentiary standards might have led to the conviction of innocent people. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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Orna Alyagon Darr, Marks of an Absolute Witch : evidentiary Dilemmas in early modern England, Farnham, Ashgate, 2011, viii + 321 p. ISBN 9 7876.

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By: Alyagon Darr, Orna, Dr. Print ISBN: 9780754669876, 0754669874. Based on the analysis of 157 primary sources, the book presents a picture of a diverse society whose members tried to influence evidentiary techniques to achieve their distinct goals and to bolster their social standing. You are leaving VitalSource and being redirected to Marks of an Absolute Witch: Evidentiary Dilemmas in Early Modern England. eTextbook Return Policy.

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By Orna Alyagon Darr. Published: 1 June 2014. by Bloomsbury Academic. in Cultural and Social History. Cultural and Social History, Volume 11, pp 309-310; doi:10. Keywords: early modern, Absolute Witch, modern England, Evidentiary Dilemmas.

This work explores the social foundation of evidence law in a specific historical social and cultural context - the debate concerning the proof of the crime of witchcraft in early modern England. In this period the question of how to prove the crime of witchcraft was the centre of a public debate and even those who strongly believed in the reality of witchcraft had considerable concerns regarding its proof. In a typical witchcraft crime there were no eyewitnesses, and since torture was not a standard measure in English criminal trials, confessions could not be easily obtained. The scarcity of evidence left the fact-finders with a pressing dilemma. On the one hand, using the standard evidentiary methods might have jeopardized any chance of prosecuting and convicting extremely dangerous criminals. On the other hand, lowering the evidentiary standards might have led to the conviction of innocent people. Based on the analysis of 157 primary sources, the book presents a picture of a diverse society whose members tried to influence evidentiary techniques to achieve their distinct goals and to bolster their social standing. In so doing this book further uncovers the interplay between the struggle with the evidentiary dilemma and social characteristics (such as class, position along the centre/periphery axis and the professional affiliation) of the participants in the debate. In particular, attention is focused on the professions of law, clergy and medicine. This book finds clear affinity between the professional affiliation and the evidentiary positions of the participants in the debate, demonstrating how the diverse social players and groups employed evidentiary strategies as a resource, to mobilize their interests. The witchcraft debate took place within the formative era of modern evidence law, and the book highlights the mutual influences between the witch trials and major legal developments.

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