Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

History

Committee Chair

Jason Knirck

Second Committee Member

Roxanne Easley

Third Committee Member

Brian Carroll

Abstract

This study examines the impacts of King James’ Daemonologie on how witches were identified, prosecuted, and executed in Scotland during the early modern period. It is an analytical look at how the intervention of King James during the North Berwick trials influenced the writing of Daemonologie and how Daemonologie set a framework for future witchcraft prosecutions.

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