Europe's Inner Demons

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

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226113078
  • 9780226113074
  • 1,021,211

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"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.show more

About Norman Cohn

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."show more