Dictionary of Witchcraft

Dictionary of Witchcraft

by David Pickering
     
 

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This acclaimed A-Z dictionary is a comprehensive and highly readable guide to the world of witchcraft, revealing the historical reality behind the popular stereotypes of old hags, broomsticks and black cats. Complete with biographies of notorious witches and descriptions of their covens, familiars, spells and practices, it also contains colourful accounts of infamous… See more details below

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This acclaimed A-Z dictionary is a comprehensive and highly readable guide to the world of witchcraft, revealing the historical reality behind the popular stereotypes of old hags, broomsticks and black cats. Complete with biographies of notorious witches and descriptions of their covens, familiars, spells and practices, it also contains colourful accounts of infamous trials and all the associated paraphernalia of witch-hunting, torture and persecution across Europe and colonial America. A first-class source book for the historian, folklorist and casual reader alike, it shows in vivid and bloody detail how witchcraft hysteria swept the western world in the post-medieval period and has continued to resurface into modern times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494421861
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
1,116,076
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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