Witch Craze

Witch Craze

Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany

eBook - 2004
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"In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries thousands of women confessed to being witches and were put to death ... Drawing on hundreds of original trial transcripts and other rare sources in four areas of Southern Germany, where most of the witches were executed, Lyndal Roper paints a vivid picture of their lives, families and tribulations. She also explores the psychology of witch-hunting, explaining why it was mostly older women who were the victims of witch crazes, why they confessed to crimes, and how the depiction of witches in art and literature has influenced the characterisation of elderly women in western culture"--Jacket.
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9780300176520
030017652X
0300119836
9780300119831
9780300103359
0300103352
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages) : illustrations

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