Highroad to the Stake: A Tale of Witchcraft

Highroad to the Stake: A Tale of Witchcraft

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ISBN-13: 9780226462127
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 01/16/1996
Pages: 440

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Highroad to the Stake: A Tale of Witchcraft 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
meggyweg on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I had not thought that the author could milk over 400 pages of smallish print from a single criminal case four centuries old, but he did it. The sad lives and horrific deaths of the Pappenheimer family are recounted here with a jeweler's eye for detail, and without too many digressions or speculations. The book goes a long way towards explaining the way people thought at the time and why they REALLY BELIEVED in the vagrant family's guilt and the justice of the trial, verdict and execution.