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'If he (Martin Amidu) then puts you in his gaze for an act of wrongdoing, that charge of witch-hunting will no longer be available.
How did witchcraft reflect, and contribute to, the prevailing worldview of its time?" Demos briefly considers the early Christian martyrs, tortured and killed by their countrymen, then races through the next 1,500 years of witch-hunting in Europe, only slowing down when he revisits his area of expertise, colonial America.
By witch-hunting I refer to the recurrence of punitive expeditions by young male vigilantes or self-appointed witch-finders, often leading to the murder of the accused and the confiscation of their properties.
Witch-Hunting and Globalization in Africa from the 1980s to Present
There is a chapter on witchcraft belief, three chapters on witch-hunting in early modern Europe (with a prelude in antiquity), and one chapter on witch-hunting from the nineteenth century onwards (largely outside Europe).
For Behringer, European witch-hunting was a matter of major panics, claiming dozens of victims at a time.
Waite's description of the religious situation and witch-hunting in eastern Europe (in particular in Poland) is far too sketchy and calls for a much deeper analysis and treatment.
After a biographical sketch, he contextualizes in terms of Counter-Reformation witch-hunting. The brevity of this overview prevents its serving the unction it might: Maxwell-Stuart repeatedly calls for a detailed study of Del Rio, and one wishes he indicated clearly what that study might demonstrate.
As many historians have observed European witch-hunting follows a somewhat surprising course.
Durer's participation in this humanist culture -- including his friendship with Celtis and Willibald Pirckheimer [91] -- the vivid descriptions of magic and witchcraft available in the poetry of the ancient world, and the scarcity of actual witch-hunting activity in these years, make the assumption that the Malleus maleficarum lies behind Durer's witches highly problematic.