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Survey of Scottish Witchcraft Database

Survey of Scottish Witchcraft
Scottish History, School of History and Classics, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Define your own search of our extensive database. A search for information about accused witches can be accessed from one of three levels: the accused witch, witchcraft belief and cultural motifs (the Case), or trial process information. Your search will generate a clickable list of names of accused witches with dates. From there you can access detailed information about each individual accused witch and about witchcraft belief and prosecution in early modern Scotland. Please select one of the following options to begin your search. If you need help, please go to the help pages or the Glossary.