Witches: History of a Persecution

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BOOKSALES Incorporated REMAINDERS, Apr 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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Using contemporaneous court reports, depositions, letters, confessions and detailed written accounts, the author builds a terrifying picture of a world beset by the collective mania that was the witch hunt. Illustrated throughout in black & white.

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Review: Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution

User Review  - Erin O'Riordan - Goodreads

The tortures that people had to endure just for being called witches are unimaginably awful. This isn't an enjoyable book in that respect, but it does shed light on a part of European history. If only ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ron Fitzwater - Goodreads

Decent history of fear run amuck in a Puritan society. WARNING!!! Has a few fairly graphic descriptions of torture and execution. Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Nigel Cawthorne is a well-known historian whose book credits include Vietnam" A War Lost and Won, Reaping the Whirlwind: The German and Japanese Experience of World War II", and History's Greatest Battles". He lives in England.

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