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In this excerpt from Glanvill's well-known book advocating for the existence of witches and witchcraft, Glanvill posits that deniers of the existence of witchcraft choose to focus on the impieties of the present day while ignoring the reality behind…

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17th - 18th century woman's head, carved in sandstone. From pagoda / temple in Burma. Mounted on a light sandstone base.

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"The relation between the human physiognomy and that of the brute creation""Physiognomy is a practice of assessing a person's character or personality from their outer appearance—especially the face."

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This famous image was the cover of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan"; it depicts a figurative representation of Hobbes' 'social contract', in which each individual person assents to the rule of a greater monarchy.

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In On Hysteria, Sabine Arnaud traces the creation and rise of hysteria, from its invention in the eighteenth century through nineteenth-century therapeutic practice.

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This is an oil painting of a skull, oil lamp, and writing quill. The source states that the objects in the painting give visual symbols rather than verbal symbols.

Oronooko is kidnapped by the captain of a slave-trading ship, but the captain manages to dupe Oronooko into thinking it was all a misunderstanding.

An excerpt from Oronooko on the "simplicity" and impressionability of the natives.
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