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Witch hunts in the western world : persecution and punishment from the inquisition through the Salem trials

Author: Brian Alexander Pavlac
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
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Discusses the intersections of religion, politics, and supernatural beliefs that led to the witch hunts in both Europe and the New World, analyzing the evolution of attitudes toward magic, demons, and religious nonconformity by region, with accounts of trials and writings from those involved.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Alexander Pavlac
ISBN: 9780313348730 0313348731
OCLC Number: 255891813
Description: xx, 228 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: An introduction to the witch hunts --
Medieval origins of the witch hunts --
Witch hunting in the Holy Roman Empire --
The witch hunts in France --
Witch hunting in the British realms --
Witch hunting in southern Europe --
Witch hunting in northern and eastern Europe --
Beyond the witch hunts.
Responsibility: Brian A. Pavlac.

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Explores the evolution of western attitudes towards religion, politics, and the supernatural, which manifested in the witch hunts in Europe and the New World. This book traces the evolution of  Read more...

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