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A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, & Pagans
A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, & Pagans Jeffrey B. Russell, Brooks Alexander 0500286345 9780500286340 It separates centuries of supernatural nonsense from documented fact...spellbinding.--Los Angeles Times For nearly thirty yea
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A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, & Pagans by Jeffrey B. Russell, Brooks Alexander

It separates centuries of supernatural nonsense from documented fact...spellbinding.--Los Angeles Times For nearly thirty years, Jeffrey B. Russells authoritative book has been the one illustrated history to which anyone interested in this subject could turn with confidence. Now, in collaboration with Brooks Alexander, who has himself conducted innovative research in the field, this classic book has been fully revised, with an updated introduction and bibliography, new information throughout, and an extended account of witchcraft from ancient times to the present day. Drawing comparisons between modern sorcery and that of the ancient world, the book shows how the European witch craze in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries developed out of a combination of ancient sorcery and medieval Christian heresy, paganism, folklore, scholastic theology, and inquisitorial trials. Whether the diabolical witchcraft for which men and women went to the stake ever existed is open to question. What matters more is that it was believed to exist by intellectuals and peasants alike. 110 illustrations.

Author: Jeffrey B. Russell, Brooks Alexander

Language: English

Edition: 2nd

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Publication Date: 2007-03-26

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Jeffrey B. Russell, Brooks Alexander (Edition: 2nd) Paperback