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The Superstitions of Witchcraft

By: Howard Williams
Published By: Double9 Books
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Howard Williams' "The Superstitions of Witchcraft" is a captivating and interesting essay. This book digs deeply into the interesting subject of witchcraft and its associated superstitions. Howard Williams, an English writer and historian, compiles a plethora of historical and anthropological material to offer light on the long-standing beliefs and activities related with witchcraft. Williams' thorough investigation not only analyzes the historical roots of witchcraft, but also investigates the societal and cultural conditions that give rise to superstitions about witches. He dives into the witch trials and persecutions that defined a terrible period in history, giving readers a thorough description of the terror and panic that gripped towns. "The Superstitions of Witchcraft" is an important historical work because it provides insights into the human brain and the irrational concerns that have plagued societies throughout history. Williams' work is distinguished by its painstaking study and scholarly rigor, which provides readers with a thorough overview of the subject matter. Beyond its historical significance, the book is still relevant as a study of how superstitions and supernatural beliefs may have a tremendous impact on human behavior and society.

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Howard Williams

Howard Williams (January 6, 1837 – September 21, 1931) was an English humanitarian and vegetarian campaigner, as well as a writer. He was well-known for writing The Ethics of Diet, a history of vegetarianism that influenced the Victorian vegetarian movement. Williams was born in Whatley, Mendip, on January 6, 1837, the fifth son of Reverend Hamilton John Williams and Margaret Sophia; one of his older brothers was the priest and animal rights and vegetarianism crusader Henry John Williams. He was home-schooled before going on to study history at St John's College, Cambridge, where he received his BA in 1860 and MA in 1863. Williams married Eliza Smith on November 20, 1860; she died in the early 1900s. Williams' first work, The Superstitions of Witchcraft, was published in 1865. Williams became a vegetarian and an anti-vivisectionist in 1872, and in 1883 he published The Ethics of Diet, a history of vegetarianism. Williams inspired and was a founder member of the Humanitarian League, which "opposed all avoidable suffering on any sentient being" in 1891. He served on the board for several years and wrote the "Pioneers of Humanity" section for the league's newspaper, which was eventually turned into a popular pamphlet.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 164Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359329053
  • ISBN-13:9789359329055
  • Item Weight: 246g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.39mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / General