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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Martin Narrator: Brogan Wes Publisher: Matrix Digital Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Witchcraft has recently been undergoing a huge popular revival, but does modern pagan witchcraft really bear any resemblance to its historical antecedents?

The witch in history was a very different creature from her modern counterpart, and this book sets out to explore the historical background to the European witchcraft phenomenon. It examines in detail the growth of the ideological, cultural and legal concepts that eventually led to the carnage of the Witch Craze in the 16th and 17th centuries, which, it is estimated, may have claimed the lives of around 40,000 people.

For both Medieval and Reformation scholars alike the Devil and all his works were a very real threat. Their conviction that witches were the servants of Satan led to the formation of perhaps one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all time: a belief that witches were working in league with the Devil in a diabolical plot against all Christendom.

Witches were transformed from poor deluded old women who rode out at night with the pagan goddess Diana into devil-worshipping heretics who became the focus of a centuries-long, Europe-wide campaign determined to seek out and destroy this evil wherever it was to be found, regardless of whether any of its victims were actually guilty or not. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cevad | 7/3/2013

    " A nice book explaining the main lines of the witchcraft and hunting, reactions of ogovernments, religious instutions toward the witchcraft, organizations and punishments. It was nice since author analyzes the withcraft from region to region and emphazises its differences. It was nice... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hanaa | 4/10/2012

    " Quick read. It was fun and had pretty good information "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jessica Trapp | 3/6/2010

    " Interesting brief history. "

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