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Legal history of witchcraft in Colonial Ghana

Natasha Adriene Gray

Legal history of witchcraft in Colonial Ghana

Akyem Abuakwa, 1913-1943

by Natasha Adriene Gray

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Published by UMI Disertation Services in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Witchcraft -- Ghana.,
  • Ghana -- History -- To 1957.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNatasha Adriene Gray.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 307 p. ;
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18718785M

      The book analyzes the legal wrangling that produced the Witchcraft Ordinances in the s, the birth of an anthro-administrative complex surrounding witchcraft in the s, the hotly contested Wakamba Witch Trials of the s, the explosive growth of legal opinion on witch-murder in the s, and the unprecedented state-sponsored cleansings Brand: Cambridge University Press. From Wisdom to Witchcraft: Ambivalence Towards Old Age in Rural Ghana - Volume 72 Issue 3 - Sjaak van der Geest Skip to main content We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our by:

      Focusing on colonial Kenya, this book shows how conflicts between state authorities and Africans over witchcraft-related crimes provided an important space in which the meanings of justice, law and order in the empire were debated. Katherine Luongo discusses the emergence of imperial networks of knowledge about : Katherine Luongo. Defense Against Witchcraft. Most of Virginia's colonial-era court records were destroyed in fires during the American Civil War (–), so it is impossible to know exactly how many witchcraft cases were heard in Virginia and when. Historians know of some two dozen cases dealing with witchcraft in colonial Virginia.

    Printed resources in the Bodleian. The various history reading rooms in the Old Bod and the Radcliffe Camera have the majority of the open shelf material in this area of research. Other material can be requested from the Closed Stack. As always, remember to click the Find & Request tab on results screen of SOLO searches to find out details of Reading Room and Author: Elizabeth Wells. analysis of African witchcraft laws, the history and current status of Malawi's colonial-era Witchcraft Act, and the tensions between the Witchcraft Act and customary law in Malawi. Section III briefly explores the debate among scholars regarding the role of witchcraft in African communities. Section III also.


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Legal history of witchcraft in Colonial Ghana by Natasha Adriene Gray Download PDF EPUB FB2

WITCHES, ORACLES, AND COLONIAL LAW: EVOLVING ANTI-WITCHCRAFT PRACTICES IN GHANA, By Natasha Gray On FebruThe Gold Coast Times reported that an old woman in the coastal town of Winnebah had been ordered by her local Native Tribunal to be tested by oracle to determine whether she was a witch.1 The oracle was the.

The book analyzes the legal wrangling that produced the Witchcraft Ordinances in the s, the birth of an anthro-administrative complex surrounding witchcraft in the s, the hotly contested Wakamba Witch Trials of the s, the explosive growth of legal opinion on witch-murder in the s, and the unprecedented state-sponsored cleansings of witches and Mau Cited by: The Salem Witchcraft Trials, a concise history written expressly for students and general readers, contains much new material not found in the author's earlier work.

It sheds important light on the period and shows that our horror of these infamous proceedings must be tempered with sympathy for a people who gave in to panic in the face of a harsh and desolate by:   These acts defined witchcraft as a crime punishable by death and transferred the trial of witches from the Church to the ordinary courts.

In Benjamin Franklin penned a satirical piece for the Pennsylvania Gazette titled “A Witch Trial in Mount Holly” which finally quieted the witch hunting in the colonies. Shortly after the Witchcraft Act of (9 Geo. II c.

He has published widely on English and Scottish legal history and the history of witchcraft prosecutions. His publications on witchcraft include The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (3rd edn, ) and Witch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics and Religion ().Cited by: 1.

Witchcraft violence is a feature of many contemporary African societies. In Ghana, belief in witchcraft and the malignant activities of putative witches is prevalent. He has published widely on English and Scottish legal history and the history of witchcraft prosecutions.

His publications on witchcraft include The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (3rd edn, ) and Witch-Hunting in Scotland: Law, Politics and Religion (). Between January and May in Salem, Massachusetts, neighbors turned against neighbors and children against parents with accusations of witchcraft, and nineteen people were hanged for having made pacts with the Charles Hoffer, a historian long familiar with the Salem witchcraft trials, now reexamines this notorious episode in American history and presents many of its legal.

GHANA LEGAL SYSTEM ‐AN OVERVIEW CHARLES AFEKU ENRLP, DU NOVEM 1. A LITTLE HISTORY British Settlement Act Gold Coast Supreme File Size: KB. The real history of witches, however, is dark and, often for the witches, deadly.

The Origin of Witches Early witches were people who practiced witchcraft, using magic spells and calling upon. Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, – Focusing on colonial Kenya, this book shows how conflicts between state authorities and Africans over witchcraft-related crimes provided an important space in which the meanings of justice, law, and order in the empire were debated.

Katherine Luongo discusses the emergence. Different forms of witchcraft account for variations in witchcraft attributions and accusations.

This comparison provides a valuable contribution to ongoing witchcraft policy discourse amid widespread citizen anxiety over witchcraft, and the increasing call on the post-colonial state to intervene and protect its citizens against occult aggression. Book Description. The Routledge History of Witchcraft is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of the belief in witches from antiquity to the present day, providing both an introduction to the subject of witchcraft and an overview of the on-going debates.

This extensive collection covers the entire breadth of the history of witchcraft, from the witches of Ancient Greece and. the law of chieftaincy in ghana Download the law of chieftaincy in ghana or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get the law of chieftaincy in ghana book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. History Early History to Independence In precolonial times the area of present-day Ghana comprised a number of independent kingdoms, including Gonja and Dagomba in the north, Ashanti in the interior, and the Fanti states along the coast.

In the first European fort was established by the Portuguese at Elmina. Trade was begun, largely in. The transcript of a trial of five men accused of conducting ceremonies of the outlawed Aberewa anti-witchcraft movement in Ghana allows us to explore this predicament.

The tenacity of popular belief in outlawed gods influenced colonial policy towards anti-witchcraft movements, witchcraft law, and the development of contemporary Ghanaian Cited by: Gray, N. Witches, oracles, and colonial law: evolving anti-witchcraft practices in Ghana, International journal of African historical studies, 34(2), Hund, John.

“African Witchcraft And Western Law: Psychological and Cultural Issues.”. This paper examines the impact of witchcraft as an integral feature of traditional culture on African existence, notably community life, religion, politics, the law, and economic : Erich Leistner.

The authors of the study argue that this is one reason why the belief in witchcraft persists. Ghana. In Ghana, women are often accused of witchcraft and attacked by neighbours.

Because of this, there exist six witch camps in the country where women suspected of being witches. WITCHCRAFT AND BRITISH COLONIAL LAW G. ORDE BROWNE XVJHEN the early colonial legislators were first called upon to deal W with the problem of witchcraft in Africa, the official view was the sceptical English one, but this had in practice to recognize the native's general and whole-hearted belief in the supernatural element in magical claims.

Originally known as the 'Government Gazettes', each item contains the colonial laws for the year they were published. The legal records also include property for sale, probate records and bankruptcy notices. This is the first part of the three part series 'Colonial Law in Africa'.

These items cover the Napoleonic. In the s, the District Court of Virginia court recognized witchcraft as a valid and legitimate religion, in the case of Dettmer v Landon, and this was upheld later on by a Federal court, determining that people who practice witchcraft as a religion are entitled to the same Constitutional protections as those who follow other belief systems.The Cornell University Witchcraft Collection.

Part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell's Witchcraft Collection contains over 3, titles documenting the history of the Inquisition and the persecution of witchcraft, primarily in Europe.