The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting

The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting

by John Demos
     
 

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With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize-winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past and today. The Enemy Within chronicles the most prominent witch-hunts of the Western world-women and men who were targeted by suspicious neighbors and accused

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With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize-winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past and today. The Enemy Within chronicles the most prominent witch-hunts of the Western world-women and men who were targeted by suspicious neighbors and accused of committing horrific crimes by supernatural means-and shows how the fear of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. A unique and fascinating book, it illumines the dark side of communities driven to rid themselves of perceived evil, no matter what the human cost.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143116332
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,444,243
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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