Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe
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Heresy, Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (European Culture and Society Series)

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Bringing together the fields of Reformation and witchcraft studies, Gary K. Waite reveals how the early-modern period's religious conflicts led to widespread confusion and uncertainty, against which alleged diabolical conspiracies served to reaffirm orthodoxy. As with the vicious persecution of Anabaptists, witch-hunting was a means of restoring belief in the veracity of o...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published September 6th 2003 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published May 29th 2003)
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Marsha Altman
Pretty well-explained thesis on how the witch craze was caused by religious turmoil within European Christianity and economic hardship. A bit dull otherwise.
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