Witches and Witchcraft (Shire Library)

Witches and Witchcraft (Shire Library)


within the 16th and 17th centuries, complete groups, rather in vital Europe have been gripped by way of a terror of witches and witchcraft, and pursued witches which will carry them to justice. Professor David Nash unlocks the occasionally opaque heritage of the phenomenon of witchcraft in Britain, Europe and the US. The publication explores the improvement of witchcraft and trust in witches, the obsession with witches and witchcraft that spawned witch-hunting, the hey-day and decline of witch-hunting, and the attention-grabbing 'afterlife' of witchcraft: masking not just the survival of a few ideals into the 19th century however the educational curiosity in witchcraft within the early 20th century, which culminated within the curiosity proven within the phenomenon by way of specialists serving the pursuits and beliefs of Nazi Germany. one of the subject matters that the writer will research are the geographical unfold and neighborhood modifications in witchcraft and witch-hunting throughout Britain, Europe and the USA; the theories at the upward thrust of witch-hunting; and gender changes: why such a lot of extra girls have been accused and convicted of witch-hunting than males.

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