Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or,  A Full and Plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts

Title

Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A Full and Plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts

Authors

Joseph Glanvill

Call Number

BF 1581. A2 1726

Date of Publication

1726

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 510 pages

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Language

English

Historical Note

Joseph Glanvill [1636-1680] was an English writer, philosopher and clergyman. Born in Plymouth, he was a graduate of Oxford, Exeter College in 1655 and Lincoln College in 1658. He became rector of Frome Selwood and Streat in 1662. He was named rector of the Abbey Church in Bath in 1666, served as chaplain to Charles II from 1672 until his death and became prebendary of Worcester in 1678. Glanville died at Bath on November 4, 1680 at the age of 44.

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Description

Sadducismus Triumphatus by Joseph Glanvill [1636-1680], first published in 1681, is a book on witchcraft. Glanvill asserts the existence of witches, perceives them as a danger, and questions disbelief of their supernatural abilities. It includes a collection of folklore concerning witches. Henry More [1614-1687] and Anthony Horneck [1641-1697] also contributed to the volume. This is the Fourth Edition, with additions. The additions include “two authentick, but wonderful stories of certain Swedish witches. Done into English by Dr. Horneck. With some account of Mr. Glavill’s life and writings.”

Additional Notes

Complete title: Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or, A Full and Plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts. The First Treating of Their Possibility. The Second of the Real Existence.

The text, printed in the 18th century, contains special characters such as the long s that occurs in the middle of words and ligatures which are combinations of two or more characters.

The book belonged to Sir Archibald Grant [1696-1778] of Monymoske, Scotland (Monymusk, Aberdeen) 2nd Baronet

Provenance

Sadducismus triumphatus was given to the Winthrop University Archives by Gladys Knight Wilson, Winthrop Class of 1929

Publisher

A. Bettesworth, and J. Batley

City

London

Keywords

Witches, Witchcraft, Folklore, Magic, Apparitions, Early Works

Disciplines

Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Religion

Sadducismus Triumphatus: Or,  A Full and Plain Evidence, Concerning Witches and Apparitions in Two Parts

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