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Whores of the devil : witch-hunts and witch-trials

Author: Erik Durschmied
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Erik Durschmied's book begins with the trial and execution of Joan of Arc, and goes on to discuss the activities of the Inquisition, the views of Martin Luther and England's Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins, the fate of the Salem witches in Massachusetts and newly discovered evidence from the University of Tubingen which shows that the witch-hunt was quite literally revived under the Nazis." -- BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Durschmied
ISBN: 0750940077 9780750940078
OCLC Number: 57064570
Description: iv, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the devil's mark --
The heretic : 'In nomine Domini, Amen' : Jeanne d'Arc --
The ogre : an ogre called Bluebeard : Gilles de Rais --
The caretaker : 'To save the souls of many' : Pope Innocent VIII --
The scribe : the hammer of witches : Jakob Sprenger --
The grand inquisitor : 'Mors omnia solvit ... death solves everything' : Tomas de Torquemada" --
The devil's advocate : a voice silenced : Girolamo Savonarola --
The butcher : the great Vaudois massacre : Meynier d'Oppede --
The reformer : 'something wicked this way cometh' : Martin Luther --
The enigma : 'the man who sold his soul to the devil' : Johann Faust --
The demonologists : a theocracy of witch-burners : Benedikt Carpzov, Balthasar Ross, Henry Bouget, Nicholas Remy --
The nymph : the French Saturnalia craze : Marie Dindarte --
The Jew : 'Deus lo vult ... God wills it' : Shabbetai --
The Hexenbischof : 'Fiat Justicia ... let justice be done' : Gottfried Georg Fuchs von Dornheim --
The witch-finder general : the English 'swimming' madness : Matthew Hopkins --
The avenger : the witch who made storm --
The poisoners : Le Diable au corps : Madame de Montespan and la Comtesse des Ombres --
The children : the little witches of Salem : Elizabeth Parris, Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam --
Modern witch-hunters --
The registrar : the SS witch file : Reichsfuhrer of the SS Heinrich Himmler --
Epilogue : the holocaust of witches.
Responsibility: Erik Durschmied.
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Erik Durschmied looks into the history of the witch delusion and the cruel butchers who hunted and executed so-called witches, from the Middle Ages to modern times. He explores the motivations of the  Read more...

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