The Significance Of The Devil And Related Beliefs in Early Modern Welsh Popular Culture

  • Lisa Tallis

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    Wales is a country with a rich folklore tradition concerning the Devil and witchcraft, yet as Clark notes, 'Wales is a region that scarcely registers in the historiography of the so-called witch-craze.' This dissertation examines perceptions of the Devil in early modern Wales, and in the process tries to reintegrate the Welsh experience into the history of witchcraft and the supernatural. Part of the explanation for Wales's absence in debates about the witch-craze lies in the European witchcraft debate, and it is important to address this as the significance of the Devil develops within this context.
    Date of AwardSep 2003
    Original languageEnglish


    • Withcraft
    • Wales
    • witch-craze
    • witch-hunt
    • witch-trials
    • folklore
    • the Devil
    • Satan
    • Eighteenth Century

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