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The witch-hunt in early modern Europe

Author: Brian P Levack
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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The book: Examines why witchcraft prosecutions took place, how many trials and victims there were, and why witch-hunting eventually came to an end; Explores the beliefs of both educated and illiterate people regarding witchcraft; Uses regional and local studies to give a more detailed analysis of the chronological and geographical distribution of the witch-trials; Emphasizes the legal context of witchcraft  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Brian P Levack
OCLC Number: 71196249
Notes: Originally published: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2006. 3rd ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Intellectual foundations --
Legal foundations --
Impact of the Reformation --
Social context --
Dynamics of witch-hunting --
Chronology and geography of witch-hunting --
Decline and end of witch-hunting --
Witch-hunting after the trials.
Responsibility: Brian P. Levack.

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Between 1450 and 1750, thousands of people were accused, prosecuted and executed for the crime of witchcraft. This book provides an introduction to the subject of witch-craft. It examines why  Read more...

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