Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution

Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution

by Nigel Cawthorne
     
 

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There have been numerous attempts to explain the witch-hunting mania that swept the Western world between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Nigel Cawthorne vividly brings the hysteria to life with this powerful examination of actual witchcraft cases, and provides a compelling description of what it was like to live in a society where everyone believed

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There have been numerous attempts to explain the witch-hunting mania that swept the Western world between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Nigel Cawthorne vividly brings the hysteria to life with this powerful examination of actual witchcraft cases, and provides a compelling description of what it was like to live in a society where everyone believed in witches. Using contemporaneous court reports, depositions, letters, confessions and detailed written accounts, the author builds a terrifying picture of a world beset by the collective mania that was the Witch Hunt.

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ISBN-13:
9780760758588
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.72(w) x 7.82(h) x 1.05(d)

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