Witch, Wicce, Mother Goose: The Rise And Fall Of The Witch Hunts In Europe And North America
- Publish Date: 2001-10-04
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Robert Thurston
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This is an exciting new illustrated examination of witch-hunt panics and persecutions in colonial America and Europe.
- Examines the witch stereotype and the growth of torture to elicit confessions and challenges and enhances existing interpretations of the witch-hunt phenomenon.
- Explains the origins of the witch-hunts in reaction to the growing threats to Christendom 400 years earlier.
- Written for the general reader, jargon-free and accessible with thirty black and white illustrations, this book offers a fresh approach with new evidence.
Robert Thurston is at the University of Miami.