Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe

Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe

Paperback Studies in European History (Hardcover)

By (author) Geoffrey Scarre

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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 88 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 211mm x 13mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 15 August 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333399331
  • ISBN 13: 9780333399330
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index

Product description

In his study of witchcraft and magic in 16th and 17th century Europe, Geoffrey Scarre provides an examination of the theoretical and intellectual rationales which made prosecution for the crime acceptable to the continent's judiciaries.

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"The best short and cheap overview of the subject on the market." "--Ronald Hutton, University of Bristol"

Table of contents

Witchcraft and Magic - Witchcraft, Magic and the Law - The Dynamics of Witch Prosecution - Why did the Witch Trials Cease? - Bibliography - Index