Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany, 1562-1684

By H. C. Erik Midelfort,

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Book description

This book is an analysis of witchcraft and witch hunting as they appeared in southwestern Germany in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Starting from a short analysis of some basic problems in the interpretation of European witchcraft, it proceeds to a study of the shifting denominational views regarding witches and…

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Why read it?

1 author picked Witch Hunting in Southwestern Germany, 1562-1684 as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A classic study that was in the vanguard of American investigations of European witch-hunting when it first appeared in 1972.

It was and is remarkable in the ways it takes seriously both religious and social history.

Highly readable, extremely learned, and based on years of archival investigation, Midelfort’s work is a must-read.

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