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Don't Panic! The witch craze in 17th century Scotland

Date(s): 29 October 2014

Time: 14.00

Cost: Free

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For almost 200 years, Europe and Britain suffered periods of collective alarm and panic concerning the influence of witches or witchcraft on daily life. This talk by former nurse and midwife Chris Short will discuss some of the causes of such crazes in Scotland, including political, social and economic influences, and questions about witches and witchcraft. The conclusion suggests that, far from being no longer relevant to the 21st century, the fear of witchcraft remains a powerful force of political and social control.

Please note this event takes place at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
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