Hall, Alaric (2006) Folk-healing, fairies and witchcraft: the trial of Stein Maltman, Stirling 1628. Studia Celtica Fennica, 3. pp. 10-25. ISSN 1795-097XFull text available as:
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'Folk-healing, Fairies and Witchcraft: The Trial of Stein Maltman, Stirling 1628' is the first full publication of a trial record which is particularly valuable in the history of Scottish popular belief, that of Stein Maltman, of Leckie, about twelve kilometres to the West of Stirling. Although our text has itself been edited from the original transcripts of depositions and confessions by the seventeenth-century scribe, it provides important information about folk-healing practices, maleficium, and the role of fairies in the construction of illness in early modern Scotland. The case seems to be representative of endemic rather than epidemic witchcraft-trials, and the mentions of fairies attributed to Stein and which he is himself recorded to make may closely reflect his professional construction of healing practices.
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|Date Deposited:||09 Feb 2009 10:51|
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