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Satan and the Scots: The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, c.1560-1700 (Routledge, 2016).
Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, ca. 1400- 1750, edited with Richard Raiswell and David R. Winter (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming June 2018).
Refereed Journal Articles
“Plague, Covenants, and Confession: The Strange Case of Ayr, 1647-8,” Scottish Historical Review, forthcoming 2018.
“Internalizing the Demonic: Satan and the Self in Early Modern Scottish Piety,” The Journal of British Studies, 54:1 (2015): 23-43.
“Experiencing Satan in Early Modern Scotland,” Critical Survey, 23:2 (2011): 26-40.
Edited Book Chapters
“Theory and Practice in Early Modern Epistemologies of the Preternatural,” with David R. Winter, in Knowing Demons, Knowing Spirits in the Early Modern Period, ca. 1400- 1750, edited with Richard Raiswell and David R. Winter (Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming June 2018).
“Fallen Spirits and Divine Grace: The Supernatural in Early Modern Scottish Sermons,” in The Supernatural in Early Modern Scotland, eds. Julian Goodare and Martha McGill (Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2019).
Refereed Online Publications
“Pregnancy, Choice, and the Lessons of the Early Modern Past,” The University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice Academy Blog. October 5, 2015. Published online at http://www.globaljusticeblog.ed.ac.uk/2015/10/05/righttochoose/.
“Why We Blame the Victim, and Why We Have to Stop: a Historian’s Perspective,” The University of
Edinburgh’s Global Justice Academy Blog. December 8, 2014. Published online at http://www.globaljusticeblog.ed.ac.uk/2014/12/08/victimblaming/
Editorials and Blog Posts
“Why universities should be on the front lines of the monument ways,” with Sarah Horowitz and Molly Michelmore, Washington Post, September 6, 2018. Published online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/09/06/why-universities-should-be-front-lines-monument-wars/?utm_term=.d9265dcba665.
“No, there is no witch hunt against powerful men,” Washington Post, October 18, 2017. Published online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/10/18/no-there-is-no-witch-hunt-against-powerful-men/.
“What Halloween Can Learn from History,” Washington and Lee News Blog, October 28, 2014. Published
online at http://news.blogs.wlu.edu/2014/10/28/what-halloween-can-learn-from-history/
“History Respawned: Diablo III,” History Respawned (YouTube channel dedicated to historical and cultural
analysis of video games), October 13, 2014. Available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssxOjMHDkf8
“Scotland Votes No, but Dreams Persist,” Richmond Times Dispatch. September 21, 2014. Published in print
and online at http://www.timesdispatch.com/opinion/their-opinion/columnists-blogs/guest-columnists/brock-scotland-votes-no-but-dreams-persist/article_0e69be8d-4ce9-5419-bc36-bc16c514288e.html
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- 17th century, Early Modern
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