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Rapley, Robert 1926-

Works: 7 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 3,666 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history  Trials, litigation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
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( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 747 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."--Jacket
A case of witchcraft : the trail of Urbain Grandier by Robert Rapley( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 492 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."--Jacket
The transfer and restoration of old recordings by Robert Rapley( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The process of remastering old recordings comprises two basic stages: the transfer of the material from the source to a modern format, and the subsequent restoration of the transferred material through various forms of signal processing. The transfer stage in particular requires an understanding of issues which are becoming increasingly less familiar to engineers as the science of recording progresses further into the digital era. To a lesser extent, the restoration stage involves the use of certain techniques and forms of processing which are specific to this application." --
Walking by faith : grade kindergarten teaching guide by Robert Rapley( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular biomethods handbook by John M Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the Molecular Biomethods Handbook, Ralph Rapley and John Walker assemble an authoritative team of investigators to illuminate the core bioanalytical techniques used every day in their own laboratories, and laboratories throughout the world. These highly experienced writers fully explain both the theory behind, and the application of, these key techniques, and include extensive references for those seeking detailed laboratory protocols. The techniques covered range from the extraction, separation, detection, and characterization of nucleic acids to gene cloning and library production, mapping, expression, transgenesis, differential display, and DNA profiling, to name a few
Witch Hunts: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay (Canadian Electronic Library) by Robert Rapley( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined 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

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Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.09 (from 0.07 for Witch hunt ... to 0.98 for Witch Hunt ...)

Witch hunts : from Salem to Guantanamo Bay
Alternative Names
Rapley, Robert

Rapley, Robert Walter 1926-

English (34)

German (2)

A case of witchcraft : the trail of Urbain GrandierMolecular biomethods handbook