It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by The Book Date.
What I Read Last Week:
- Creature by John Saul – 4 Bats
What I Watched Last Week:
Witch Hunt: History of a Persecution by Nigel Cawthorne
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.