Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany

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From the gruesome ogress in Hansel and Gretel to the hags at the sabbath in Faust , the witch has been a powerful figure of the Western imagination. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries thousands of women confessed to being witches--of making pacts with the Devil, causing babies to sicken, and killing animals and crops--and were put to death. This book is a gripping account of the pursuit, interrogation, torture, and burning of witches during this period and beyond. Drawing on hundreds of original trial transcripts ...

Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300119831

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Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300103359

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