Fighting Words: Witch-Speak in Late Elizabethan Docu-fiction

  title={Fighting Words: Witch-Speak in Late Elizabethan Docu-fiction},
  author={Kirilka Stavreva},
  journal={Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies},
  pages={309 - 338}
  • Kirilka Stavreva
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Judging from the number of publications documenting and commenting on contemporary witchcraft cases, the latter half of Queen Elizabeth’s reign can be justly called the era of the witch. Although witchcraft had long been a topic favored by both religious elites and readers of the middling sort, the preoccupation of the late Elizabethan popular press with this issue was unprecedented. Since the appearance of the first documentary witchcraft pamphlet in 1566, the numbers of these publications… 
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