WorldCat Identities

Rapley, Robert 1926-

Works: 5 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 3,081 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Biography  Church history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JC571, 323.49
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Rapley
Witch hunts from Salem to Guantanamo Bay by Robert Rapley( )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rapley analyzes witch hunts in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and finds many of the same elements repeated in more recent miscarriages of justice - the Dreyfus case for treason in late nineteenth-century France, the persecution of the Scottsboro Boys in Alabama for the gang rape of two white girls in the 1930s, and the Guildford and Maguire terrorist prosecutions in Britain in the 1970s. All three cases took place during times of extreme fear and paranoia and in all cases the accused were innocent. Today, argues Rapley, the 'witch' lives on in the 'terrorist.' Pointing to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, the first prisons created for 'witches' since Salem, he makes a compelling case that, in the wake of 9/11, today's America risks the same terrible results from modern-day witch hunts." --BOOK JACKET
A case of witchcraft the trial of Urbain Grandier by Robert Rapley( )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a Catholic priest, Urbain Grandier was an influential figure in the Loudun community and local government. A brilliant speaker, he was popular with his parishioners. But he had enemies, including Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, who were trying to wrest political autonomy from local governors and centralize power in Paris. Grandier supported the governor of Loudun and therefore was seen as an enemy of the Crown. In addition, the debonair priest's romantic intrigues brought him into conflict with some of the town's most influential power brokers." "When Ursuline nuns in a nearby convent began experiencing strange visions and hallucinations, Grandier's enemies seized the opportunity to orchestrate his downfall. These mass possessions, which despite exorcism spread through the convent, were regarded as witchcraft and Grandier was accused of having caused them. Condemned by Richelieu and Louis XIII, Grandier was tortured and burned at the stake for his alleged crimes, but maintained his innocence to the end."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The transfer and restoration of old recordings by Robert Rapley( )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In order to enable the engineer to properly assess a given source, the evolution and characteristics of each type of source--cylinder, disc and tape--is surveyed. This is followed in each case by an examination of the preparation, equipment and method used in transferring the source. Finally, the various types of processing which can be applied to the transferred material are presented, focusing on the techniques and forms of signal processing which are specific to audio restoration." --
Walking by faith : grade kindergarten teaching guide by Robert Rapley( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wyatt Earp ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"As a young man, Wyatt Earp was a caricature of the Western lawman, spending his days drinking in saloons, gambling, and visiting brothels. He gained notoriety as the legendary gunman in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, but shortly after his death in 1929, distressed Americans down on their luck transformed Wyatt Earp into a folk hero. In the tradition of Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, and other AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Western histories, Wyatt Earp examines an ordinary man's role in that larger-than-life story, and how he became the legend that lives on today"--Container
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.10 for Walking by ... to 1.00 for The transf ...)
Alternative Names
Rapley, Robert
Rapley, Robert Walter 1926-
English (28)
German (2)