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Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials (Studies in Early Modern German History)

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In 1631, at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out against the trials that were sending thousands of innocent people to gruesome deaths. Spee, who had himself ministered to women accused of witchcraft in Germany, had witnessed firsthand the twisted logic and ...more
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Published June 29th 2003 by University of Virginia Press (first published June 2003)
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