Witch Hunts

Witch Hunts

From Salem to Guantanamo Bay

Book - 2007
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From publisher's description: "Witch hunts are the products of intense fear and paranoia and the results are often terrible. The accused in three famous witchcraft cases - in Bamberg and Wurzburg, Germany, in Loudun, France, and in Salem, Massachusetts - were assumed to be guilty without proof. Secret accusations were accepted, evidence was falsified, and extreme pressures, including torture, were used. Arguing that fear was, and still is, a prerequisite to any witch hunt, Robert Rapley shows that the current hunt for terrorists mirrors the witch crazes of the past."
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780773531864
Characteristics: xii, 311 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay


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Mar 20, 2013

This book gives really good insite to a lot of american and france trials and a lot of information about were witchcraft started and were it is in modern day. It doesn't give a lot of information on any other areas though so if you want a very wide range of places were witchcraft was this isn't the best book for that but overall I found it okay.


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