Witches and Neighbours : The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft, Paperback / softback Book

Witches and Neighbours : The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft Paperback / softback

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Witches and Neighbours is a highly original and unconventional analysis of a fascinating historical phenomenon.

Unlike other studies of the subject which focus on the mechanisms of persecution, this book presents a rich picture of witchcraft as an all-pervasive aspect of life in early modern Europe. This book is not available from Blackwell in the United States and the Philippines. * A fascinating and accessible account of the central role of witchcraft in early modern Europe. * A standard work on the subject of witchcraft now available in a revised edition with an updated bibliography. * Presents an unconventional interpretation of the role and influence of witchcraft * Argues that witchcraft was as complex and changing as the society of which it formed a vital part. * Draws on a range of original sources to vividly illustrate the arguments.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 420 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780631233268

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