Witchcraft Bibliography, compiled by Alan Lupack

Primary Sources


Ewen, C. L’Estrange. Witch Hunting and Witch Trials: The Indictments for Witchcraft from the Records of 1373 Assizes Held for the Home Circuit A.D. 1559-1736London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & co, 1929. BF 1581.E94wi

Kyteler, Alice, Richard de Ledrede, and Thomas Wright. A Contemporary Narrative of the Proceedings against Dame Alice Kyteler, Prosecuted for Sorcery in 1324, by Richard De Ledrede, Bishop of Ossory. Edited by Thomas Wright. London: Camden Society, 1843. BF 1581.A2 K97 1843

Lea, Henry C,, and Arthur C. Howland. Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft. 3 vols. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1939. BF 1566.L43 v.1-3

Mackay, Christopher. The Hammer of Witches: a Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. BF 1569.M33 2009

Sharpe, James, and Richard Golden, eds. English Witchcraft 1560-1736. 6 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2003. BF 1581.E54 2003 v.1-6

     1) Early English Demonological Works

     2) Early English Trial Pamphlets

     3) The Matthew Hopkins Trials

     4) The Post-Restoration Synthesis and Its Opponents

     5) The Later English Trial Pamphlets

     6) The Final Debates

Secondary Sources


Ankarloo, Bengt and Stuart Clark, eds. Witchcraft and Magic in Europe. 6 volumes:

     Cryer, Fredrick and Marie-Louise Thompson. Biblical and Pagan Societies. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2001. BF 1567.C79 2001

     Ankarloo, Bengt and Stuart Clark. Ancient Greece and Rome. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1999. BF 1567.W58 1999

     Jolly, Karen, Catharina Raudvere, and Edward Peters. The Middle Ages. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2002. BF 1569. J6 2002

     Ankarloo, Bengt, Stuart Clark, and William Monter. The Period of the Witch Trials. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2002. BF 1584.E9 A55 2002

     Ankarloo, Bengt and Stuart Clark. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1999. BF 1584.W58 1999

     Ankarloo, Bengt and Stuart Clark. The Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1999. BF 1584.W59 1999

Briggs, Robin. Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft. New York: Viking Penguin, 1996. BF 1584.E9 B75 1996

Davies, Trevor. Four Centuries of Witch-beliefs, with a special reference to the Great Rebellion. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1972. BF 1581.D3 1972

Duni, Matteo. Under the Devil’s Spell: Witches, Sorcerers, and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2007. BF 1584.I8 D86 2007

Ewen, C. L’Estrange. Witchcraft and Demonianism: a Concise Account Derived from Sworn Depositions and Confessions Obtained in the Courts of England and WalesLondon: Heath Cranton, 1933. BF 1581.E94w

Gibson, Marion. Reading Witchcraft: Stories of Early English Witches. London: Routledge, 1999. BF 1581.G535 1999

---. Early Modern Witches: Witchcraft Cases in Contemporary Writing. London: Routledge, 2000. BF 1581.E37 2000

Levack, Brian P. Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology. 12 vols. New York: Garland, 1992. BF 1563.A77 1992 vol. 1-12

Macdonald, Stuart. The Witches of Fife: Witch-hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710. East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell, 2002. BF 1581.M25 2002

Midelfort, H. C. Erik. Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany 1562-1684: The Social and Intellectual Foundations. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1972. BF 1583.M5

Russell, Jeffrey Burton. Witchcraft in the Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1972. BF 1569.R88 1972

Scholz Williams, Gerhild. Defining Dominion: The Discourses of Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern France and Germany. Ann Arbor: U Michigan P, 1995. BF 1582.S36 1995

Sharpe, Charles K. A Historical Account of the Belief in Witchcraft in Scotland. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1972. BF 1581.S5 1972

Summers, Montague. The Geography of Witchcraft. London: Routledge and Keagan Paul, 1978. BF 1566.S82 1978

---. The History of Witchcraft and Demonology. New York: University Books, 1956. BF 1566.S8 1956




Bailey, Michael D. Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow, 2003. BF 1566.B25 2003

Kors, Alan Charles and Edward Peters, eds. Witchcraft in Europe 400-1700: a Documentary History. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2001. BF 1566.W739 2001

Levack, Brian P. The Witchcraft Sourcebook. London: Routledge, 2004. BF 1566.W58 2004


Robbins, Rossell Hope. The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology. New York: Bonanza, 1981. BF 1503.R6 1981 Reference

Staff Login | Privacy Statement | Copyright & Fair Use

Copyright © 1998-2023 University of Rochester Libraries. All Rights Reserved.