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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe

  • Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
  • 3rd ed.
  • 1 online resource (361 pages)
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Between 1450 and 1750 thousands of people â€" most of them women â€" were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. The witch-hunt was not a single event; it comprised thousands of individual prosecutions, each shaped by the religious and social dimensions of the particular area as well as political and legal factors. Brian Levack sorts through the proliferation of theories to provide a coherent introduction to the subject, as well as contributing to the scholarly debate. The book:Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims th.
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; List of plates; Preface to the third edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Dedication; 1. Introduction; 2. The intellectual foundations; 3. The legal foundations; 4. The impact of the Reformation; 5. The social context; 6. The dynamics of witch-hunting; 7. The chronology and geography of witch-hunting; 8. The decline and end of witch-hunting; 9. Witch-hunting after the trials; Bibliography; Index.
Additional form
  • 9781317875604
  • 1317875605
  • Alternate version: 9780582419018
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 863824443
  • OCLC: 863824443