Europe's Inner Demons: The Demonization of Christians in Medieval Christendom

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University of Chicago Press, 1993 - History - 274 pages
Europe's Inner Demons is a fascinating history of the irrational need to imagine witches and an investigation of how those fantasies made the persecutions of the middle ages possible. In addition, Norman Cohn's discovery that some influential sources on European witch trials were forgeries has revolutionized the field of witchcraft, making this one of the most essential books ever written on the subject.

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This one took a bit longer than expected – Mr. Cohn managed to distil a lot of research, dates, facts, people and events into a very compact volume. But he did a good job of it. While at times, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - ManipledMutineer - LibraryThing

A brilliant and gripping exploration/deconstruction of some of the most potent myths regarding the origin of witch-persecution in europe. Read full review

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Norman Cohn is the author of many books including Noah's Flood: The Genesis Storyin Western Thought and Warrent for Genocide: The Myth of the Jewish World Conspiracy and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

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