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When bigotry and power-mania take control, disaster always follows for ordinary people - even when the power is wielded by the Church. Witchcraft, of course, was seen as devil-worship. Those accused - over 100,000 people, mainly women, between 1450 and 1750 - were subjected to the most bestial tortures and usually executed. Witches examines the real facts of this persecution and the religious hysteria that inspired it, tracing it back to its source. It tracks its wildfire-spread across Europe and the US until scientific reason began to challenge old beliefs and it began its long-awaited decline.
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Book Description Arcturus Foulsham (September 1, 2003) 9/1/2003, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. 1 This book is brand new; never used or opened. No remainder marks. This is a softcover edition so it may have some shelfwear. Seller Inventory # 042008-077-180