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Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652 (Studies in Early Modern European History)

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Given the widespread belief in witchcraft and the existence of laws against such practices, why did witch trials fail to gain momentum and escalate into "witch-crazes" in certain parts of early modern Europe? This book answers this question by focussing on the exceptionally rich legal records of the German city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. This city is significant in that ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 28th 2003 by Manchester University Press (first published March 6th 2003)
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