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Demons of Urban Reform: Early European Witch Trials and Criminal Justice, 1430-1530
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Demons of Urban Reform: Early European Witch Trials and Criminal Justice, 1430-1530

by L. Stokes, Owen Davies (Editor), Jonathan Barry (Editor)
 

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A comparative analysis of early witch trials in Lucerne, Nuremberg and Basel, within the context of criminal justice and social control. The case of Lucernepresents a fascinating interplay between witch trials and a transformation in the city's criminal procedure on one hand,and between witchcraft fears and social control on the other.

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A comparative analysis of early witch trials in Lucerne, Nuremberg and Basel, within the context of criminal justice and social control. The case of Lucernepresents a fascinating interplay between witch trials and a transformation in the city's criminal procedure on one hand,and between witchcraft fears and social control on the other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403986832
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Series:
Palgrave Historical Studies in Witchcraft and Magic Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

LAURA PATRICIA STOKES is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University. She has previously published articles on the integration of torture into ordinary judicial procedure and the development of the witch stereotype during the fifteenth century.

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