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Witch trials

First edition.

Published .
Written in English.

About the Edition

From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that people were once executed for practicing witchcraft. Yet, in medieval Europe and colonial America, more than 12,000 lost their lives this way. The proof of witchery was often as scanty as a physical deformity or as outrageous as the water test: If the tied-up suspect floated in water, they were guilty; if they sunk, they were innocent!

Table of Contents

What's a witch trial?
How to spot a witch
Witches' accessories
European witch trials
Witch-finder general
Confessions
Punishments
Salem witch trials
Famous witch trials
Curses and cures
The Pendle witches
The witches of Bamberg
Witch trials today
Glossary
For more information
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.

Series
Why'd they do that? Strange customs of the past, Why'd they do that? Strange customs of the past

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
133.4/309, 133.4
Library of Congress
GR530 .W6945 2014

The Physical Object

Pagination
32 pages :
Number of pages
32

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26464566M
Internet Archive
witchtrials0000wood
ISBN 10
1433995921, 143399593X
ISBN 13
9781433995927, 9781433995934
LC Control Number
2013474518
OCLC/WorldCat
857775955
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