The European Witch-Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries

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TITLE : The European Witch-Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries

AUTHOR : H R. Trevor-Roper

EDITION : Paperback 1988 (Pages 143) First Published in 1969

CONDITION : Fairly old copy – yellowing of the pages – spine is a little cracked and cover edges are worn. Despite this, the book is holding together well.

NOTES : This was research for the witch hunts period in ‘The Immortal Bind’, but I’ve had this reference since I wrote that tale as a film script called ‘CHAIRS’ in the early 90’s. It is no longer available in print, and the cheapest second hand copy I could find was $20 US. It sells here in Oz for around $80-$90. This text is featured in libraries everywhere and so I suspect it is as helpful to other scholars studying the period, as it was to me.

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Author: H R. Trevor-Roper
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In this study, Professor Trevor-Roper reveals the social and intellectual background to the witch-craze of the 16th and 17th centuries. Orthodoxy and heresy had become deeply entrenched notions in religion and ethics as an evangelical church exaggerated the heretical theology and loose morality of its opponents. Gradually, non-conformists as well as whole societies began to be seen in terms of stereotypes and witches became the scapegoats for all the ills of society.

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Weight .116 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 1 cm