Table of contents for Witchcraft and the Act of 1604 / edited by John Newton and Jo Bath.

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Acknowledgements ................................................................... vii 
Notes on Contributors .............................................................. ix 
1. Introduction: Witchcraft; Witch Codes; Witch Act ............ 3 
John Newton 
PART ONE 
THE NEW KING AND THE CRUCIBLE OF THE ACT 
2. King James's Experience of Witches, and the 1604 English Witchcraft Act 
........................................................ 31 
P.G. Maxwell-Stuart 
3. Standing within the Prospect of Belief: Macbeth, King James, and Witchcraft 
.......................................................... 47 
Roy Booth 
1	Witchcraft and Possession at the Accession of James I: The Publication of Samuel Harsnett's 
Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures ...................................................... 69 Clive Holmes 
2	(Re)possession of Dispossession: John Darrell and Diabolical Discourse 
............................................................ 91 
Tom Webster 
PART TWO 
ENGLAND UNDER THE ACT 
6. Applying the Act of 1604: Witches in Essex, Northamptonshire and Lancashire ..................................... 
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Marion Gibson 
7. The Treatment of Potential Witches in North-East England, c. 1649-1680 
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8. Witchcraft and Stage Spectacle: Spectacular Witches 
after 1604 ........................................................................... 
Chris Brooks 9. Witchcraft, Emotion and Imagination in 
the English Civil War 
............................................................................ Malcolm 
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PART THREE 
THE PASSING OF THE ACT 
10. The Politics of Pandaemonium 
............................................. Jonathan Barry 11. 
Decriminalising the Witch: The Origin of and Response to 
the 1736 Witchcraft Act 
....................................................... Owen Davies 
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Appendix I. The Witchcraft Act of 1563 (5 Eliz I, c. 
16.) Appendix II. The Witchcraft Act of 1604 (1 
Jas. I, c. 12.) Appendix III. Canon 72 of the Church 
of England (1604) Appendix IV. The Witchcraft Act 
of 1736 (9 Geo. II, c. 5.) 
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Great Britain. Act against conjuration, witchcraft and dealing with evil and wicked spirits -- Congresses.
Witchcraft -- England -- History -- 16th century -- Congresses.
Witchcraft -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Congresses.