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Title Witchcraft and hysteria in Elizabethan London : Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover case / edited with an introduction by Michael MacDonald.

Published London ; New York : Tavistock/Routledge, 1991.

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 UniM Bail  616.852409 WITC    AVAILABLE
Physical description lxiv, 150 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Tavistock classics in the history of psychiatry.
Tavistock classics in the history of psychiatry.
Notes Reprint (1st work). Originally published: A briefe discourse of a disease called the suffocation of the mother. London, 1603.
Reprint (2nd work). Originally published: A true and brief report of Mary Glovers vexation, and of her deliverance by fastings and prayer. London? 1603.
Reprint (3rd work). Originally published: Mary Glovers late woefull case / Stephen Bradwell: 1603.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-150)
Summary Obsession with witchcraft was at its height in Elizabethan London. Edward Jorden, who has been hailed as one of the earliest champions of rational scepticism, was a heroic figure who perceived that the symptoms his credulous contemporaries attributed to witchcraft were actually the effects of hysteria. His "Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother" (1603) is said to have reclaimed the demoniacally possessed for medicine and to have introduced the concept of hysteria into English psychiatry. In his introduction, Michael MacDonald provides a fresh and realistic analysis of the politics of credulity and scepticism in early modern England and Jorden's part in them.
Other author MacDonald, Michael, 1945-
Jorden, Edward, 1569-1632. Briefe discourse of a disease called the suffocation of the mother. 1990.
Swan, John, -1671. True and brief report of Mary Glovers vexation and of her deliverance by fastings and prayer. 1990.
Bradwell, Stephen. Mary Glovers late woefull case. 1990.
Subject Hysteria -- Case studies.
Witchcraft -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Case studies.
Psychiatry -- England -- History -- 17th century -- Case studies.
ISBN 0415017882