Witches: History of a Persecution

Witches: History of a Persecution

by Nigel Cawthorne




Between 1450 and 1750 more than 100,000 people, mainly women, in Europe and colonial America were prosecuted for practicing harmful magic and worshipping the devil. Witches examines this persecution and the religious hysteria that inspired it, tracing its roots back to the savage suppression of the heretical Waldensian sect by the Catholic Church. Witches is a thorough and absorbing account of the persecution of this group of people throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848587212
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 02/29/2012
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an Honours degree in Physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for over 25 years, the last 21 freelance. He has written, contributed to and edited more than eighty books.

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