Witch Hunters

Witch Hunters

by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
     
 

This book examines the lives and careers of possibly the most sadistic group of people of the 16th and 17th centuries, the “great age” of witch-hunting in Europe and North America. From the doyen of witch-hunters, the Jesuit del Rio, to the British Matthew Hopkins, not to mention Pierre de Lancre, a judge who was responsible for burning 600 women,

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This book examines the lives and careers of possibly the most sadistic group of people of the 16th and 17th centuries, the “great age” of witch-hunting in Europe and North America. From the doyen of witch-hunters, the Jesuit del Rio, to the British Matthew Hopkins, not to mention Pierre de Lancre, a judge who was responsible for burning 600 women, P.G.Maxwell-Stuart charts the progress of these fierce and dangerous zealots, while providing an insight into the world they perceived as evil and which they sought to destroy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752434339
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Revealing History Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.69(d)

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