Whores of the Devil

Whores of the Devil : Witch-hunts and Witch-trials

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What is a witch? A woman (usually), unimaginably old, with streaming grey hair, who rides the air on her broom and devours little children. We can take it for granted that this type of witch doesn't exist, but villains there have been, and butchers too. Who were these monsters, those who accused, arrested, judged and condemned without showing consideration or pity? What were their motives? Did they act to uphold the received faith, or was it purely for self-preservation? Was it a cover for the execution of private vendettas and personal gains, or for the achievement of political aims and public recognition?

In his fascinating book Eric Durschmied explores the history of witch delusion and the cruel butchers who hunted and executed so-called witches, exploring a period from the Middle Ages to modern times. With its strong narrative and vivid depiction of characters such as Joan of Arc, Martin Luther and Witchfinder-General Matthew Hopkins, Whores of the Devil, is a passionate investigation of some of the greatest cruelties in history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 116 x 196 x 26mm | 310g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752456466
  • 9780752456461
  • 845,772

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"Witches are the whores of the devil." --Martin Luther
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About Eric Durschmied

ERIK DURSCHMIED is a best-selling historian and award-winning war correspondent for the BBC and CBS. He has served as Lecturer of the Austrian Staff College and Guest Lecturer at West Point. He lives in France.
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49 ratings
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Ok , the title is a bit shocking but its a fair one but not as shocking as what one human can do to another in the name of god . written about periods centuries ago it still has a connection to beliefs in places like kenya and haiti to-day.By no means a casual read or one for the coffee table .show more
by kevin byrne
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