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With research sourced by the world’s greatest libraries, Robbins has compiled a rational, balanced history of years of horror concentrated primarily in Western Europe. Spanning from the 15th century through the 18th century, the witch-hunt frenzy marks a period of suppressed rational thought; never before have so many been so wrong.
To better understand this phenomenon, Robbins examines how the meaning of “witch” has evolved and exposes the true nature of witchcraft—a topic widely discussed in popular culture, though remarkably misunderstood. First published inRobbins’ encyclopedia remains the most authoritative and comprehensive body of information about witchcraft and demonology ever compiled in a single volume.
Lavishly acclaimed in academic and popular reviews, this full-scale compendium of fact, history, and legend covers about every phase of this fascinating subject from its origins in the medieval times to its last eruptions in the 18th century. Accompanying the text are illustrations from rare books, contemporary prints, and old manuscripts, many of which have been published here for the first time.
Rossell Hope Robbinsan acknowledged authority on witchcraft, was one of the half-dozen Americans ever elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
He authored over a dozen books and nearly articles, including the definitive introduction to the catalogue of the Witchcraft Collection at Cornell University Library in Robbins has lectured extensively on medieval topics and witchcraft at universities throughout the world. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.
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The information is classic and shows vividly how ignorance can lead to atrocities; much like what we are experiencing with radical religions today.
This is a great book that delves into the world of witches and demons. Look at the tools of torture that was used to extract a confession from a person.
If you witchcraf studying religion or history then this is a book you need to have. The price is right and the shipping is fast. It also especially ebcyclopedia as a reference for those studying the reaction and methodology of the church as it pertains to these topics. I read this book for the first time over 30 years ago as a teenager when it was available at my local library albiet in a locked case requiring special permission to access and I became immediately enthralled by the subject matter.
I previously owned my own personal copy but it was lost in a move. I’ve since found reprints to be of very poor quality, hence my search for a good used version. This book could have been my very own. It is extremely good condition, although missing the dust jacket. Of course my first copy from the library was the same so it is perfect in my estimation. Buy one if you can.
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He loved the book, the content is amazing. It was actually a book he had some time ago and I was replacing for him. This book is fantastic. And it’s a great conversation piece, as a Christian, people love to ask me about my Occult collection and this is one of my finer pieces.
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