Whores of the Devil: Witch-Hunts and Witch-Trials

Whores of the Devil: Witch-Hunts and Witch-Trials

by Erik Durschmied
     
 

An exhaustive look at the persons and organizations who persecuted witches throughout modern history

 

Covering the Middle Ages up through modern times, this unique history explores the development of the "witch delusion" and uncovers the cruel butchers who hunted and executed so-called witches. It explores in-depth the

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An exhaustive look at the persons and organizations who persecuted witches throughout modern history

 

Covering the Middle Ages up through modern times, this unique history explores the development of the "witch delusion" and uncovers the cruel butchers who hunted and executed so-called witches. It explores in-depth the various motivations—including self-protection, personal vindictiveness, public recognition, political aims, and sheer greed—behind those who condemned, tortured, and executed numerous innocent people. With its strong narrative and colorful cast of characters that includes Joan of Arc, Martin Luther, Dr. Faust, the unfortunate children of Salem, and SS chief Heinrich Himmler, this is a passionate investigation into some of the greatest cruelties in history.

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"Witches are the whores of the devil."  —Martin Luther

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A passionate investigation of some of the greatest cruelties in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752456461
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
07/12/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Erik Durschmied is a television war correspondent for CBS and the author of several history books, including Beware the Dragon, Blood of Revolution, and The Hinge Factor.

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