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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe - How it came about, progressed, and ended.

Date Submitted: 06/13/2003 06:33:52
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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe During the 13th century, the increasing association of ideas about heresy with ideas about sorcery lead to the development of the concept of witchcraft being devil worship, which paved the way for the witch-hunt in Europe (Monter viii). In 1487, Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, who were serving as inquisitors for Pope Innocent VIII, published the Malleus Maleficarum or "Hammer of Witches". The Malleus had three sections; the first declared …

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…and Gustav Henningsen, eds. Early Modern European Witchcraft: Centres and Peripheries. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. Barstow, Anne Llewellyn. Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts. San Francisco: Pandora, 1994. Kors, Alan Charles, and Edward Peters, eds. Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: a Documentary History. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 2001. Levack, Brian P., ed. Witch-Hunting in Continental Europe: Local and Regional Studies. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992. Monter, E. William. European Witchcraft. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1969.

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