Witches & Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft

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Viking, 1996 - History - 456 pages
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This reinterpretation of the witchcraft fears and persecution that deviled Europe, particularly from the 14th through the 17th centuries, offers the first general history of witchcraft to be written by a historian with specialist knowledge. In authoritative and rich detail, Briggs chronicles the brutal inquisitions, the trials, and the practices and beliefs of this minority. Woodcut illustrations. Maps.

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Review: Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft

User Review  - David - Goodreads

A very thorough, very dry investigation of the European witch trials. Well cited. Would be good for reference. Read full review

Review: Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft

User Review  - John - Goodreads

This is the witch book to read if you want a ground-up, common peoples' history of witchcraft belief. Anecdote heavy. One good way to read this would be to just skim it, dipping into the brief example ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
13
The Experience of Bewitchment
61
Supernatural Power and Magical Remedies
97
Copyright

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