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The Witch : A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present
by Ronald Hutton


Overview - Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history

The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep.
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Overview
Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history

The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake.

This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft. Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780300229042
  • ISBN-10: 0300229046
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 376
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > World - General
Books > Body, Mind & Spirit > Witchcraft (See Also Religion - Wicca)
Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology

 
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