Servants of Satan: The Age of the Witch Hunts

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Indiana University Press, 1985 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 212 pages
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"In all, Klaits has done a good job. Avoiding the scandalous and sensational, he has maintained throughout, with sensitivity and economy, an awareness of the uniqueness of the theories and persecutions that have fascinated scholars now for two decades and are unlikely to lose their appeal in the foreseeable future." -- American Historical Review "This is a commendable synthesis whose time has come.... fascinating... " -- The Sixteenth Century Journal ..". comprehensive and clearly written... An excellent book... " -- Choice "Impeccable research and interpretation stand behind this scholarly but not stultifying account... " -- Booklist "A good, solid, general treatment... " -- Erik Midelfort "Servants of Satan is a well written, easy to read book, and the bibliography is a good source of secondary materials for further reading." -- Journal of American Folklore
  

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First off, a word of warning. This book is bright yellow with its title in large print black letters on the cover. True story: I got a lot of very strange looks from passers-by when reading it in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

It was a really well done book about the period. If you are into the reasons and history of the Witch Trials then this is the book for you. Read full review

Contents

The Witchcraft Enigma
8
Medieval Witches
19
Sexual Politics and Religious Reform in
48
The Beggar and the Midwife
86
The Possessed
104
Legal Reform
128
An End to Witch Hunting
159
Notes
177
Bibliography
196
Index
207
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