Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times To the Present – Ronald Hutton

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Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs and origins in Europe’s history. The witch came to prominence – and often a painful death – in early modern Europe, yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep. In this landmark book, Ronald Hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early-modern stake and sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective while tracing the major historiographical developments of witchcraft.