Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Demons of Urban Reform: Early European Witch Trials and Criminal Justice, 1430-1530 by Laura Stokes

This book illuminates the origins of the great European witch hunts by placing early witch trials in the comparative light of other criminal proceedings in Basel, Lucerne and Nuremberg. The study reveals that the increasingly harsh treatment was paralleled by mounting judicial severity in general, as well as by a keen interest in social control.


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