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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe
Author: Brian P. Levack
ISBN 13: 9780582419018
ISBN 10: 582419018
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-04-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
List Price: $53.95

Why did the trials take place? Why did they suddenly expand in Europe at this time? How many trials were there, and where, and how did they end? Using recent findings, this revised edition examines early Europe’s fascination with witches and witchcraft.

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Discusses the intellectual and legal foundations of the witch- hunts, during which over 100,000 people, mostly women, were prosecuted; the impact of the Reformation; the social context, dynamics, chronology, and geography of witch-hunting; the phenomenon's decline; and the survival and revival of witchcraft. B&w illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)