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Witch Hunt: The History of a Persecution by Nigel Cawthorne
Details: Hardcover, 240 pages
Published: June 1st 2004 by Booksales
There have been numerous attempts to explain the witch-hunting mania that swept the Western world between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Nigel Cawthorne vividly brings the hysteria to life with this powerful examination of actual witchcraft cases, and provides a compelling description of what it was like to live in a society where everyone believed in witches. Using contemporaneous court reports, depositions, letters, confessions and detailed written accounts, the author builds a terrifying picture of a world beset by the collective mania that was the Witch Hunt.
Why it’s on my TBR:
I’ve been interested in this topic since I was about 11 and I’ve had this book since I was about 15. I really need to get this one read. I hope it’s good. I remember starting it and enjoying it. I just didn’t have the time to read it then. I will have to get to this one soon.