Witchcraft and Conflicting Visions of the Ideal Village Community

  title={Witchcraft and Conflicting Visions of the Ideal Village Community},
  author={A. Dewindt},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  • A. Dewindt
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
In the fallen world, communities (patterns of interaction) are endlessly dying and being born. The historian's job is to specify what, at a given moment, is changing into or being annihilated by what. In the fall of 1589, ten-year-old Jane Throckmorton pointed to the old woman who had settled into a seat in her family's cavernous stone hearth and cried out, “Looke where the old witch sitteth … did you ever see … one more like a witch then she is?” With those words the child set in motion a four… Expand
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