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The Witches' Advocate: Basque Witchcraft And The Spanish Inquisition, 1609 1614
Early in the seventeenth century the Spanish Inquisition was faced with an "outbreak" of witchcraft accusations in the Basque region. The tribunal of Logrono sent one of its three inquisitors on a journey of visitation to investigate the charges, with the result that many persons were detained and tried, and some were executed. For Basque society these events were a ...more
Published November 1st 1980 by University of Nevada Press
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Very interesting. The subject is why this book is worth reading; the writing is a little heavy-handed and drags in a few places. I was hoping for some of the actual tales people told when they "confessed" to being witches, but no complete confession is included, mostly generalizations of how many people said this and how many said that. Granted, as Henningsen points out, the inquisitorial documents aren't exactly accurate, and that's why, at the "end" of this particular witch hunt, the Holy ...more