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5.0 out of 5 stars this book could not be bettered
For anyone interested in the horror of the 1692 witchhunt, including those who loved Ms Hill's engrossing A DELUSION OF SATAN, this is a fascinating read through the exciting orginal documents. Indian raids, witchcraft, religious outrages and the miscarriages of justice that led to the terrible hangings are all revealed as if we were there. It's hard to imagine how this...
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3.0 out of 5 stars TEXTBOOK APPROACH
This is a collection of sources, with commentary, rather than a full history. As such, it is very useful; but one has to go elsewhere for a coherent narrative, or for full analysis.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book could not be bettered, 22 Oct. 2000
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For anyone interested in the horror of the 1692 witchhunt, including those who loved Ms Hill's engrossing A DELUSION OF SATAN, this is a fascinating read through the exciting orginal documents. Indian raids, witchcraft, religious outrages and the miscarriages of justice that led to the terrible hangings are all revealed as if we were there. It's hard to imagine how this book could be bettered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the cover, 25 May 2013
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I was researching a lecture on witches and witchcraft in East Anglia and this is an excellent source book, packed with information
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3.0 out of 5 stars TEXTBOOK APPROACH, 8 Nov. 2014
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This is a collection of sources, with commentary, rather than a full history. As such, it is very useful; but one has to go elsewhere for a coherent narrative, or for full analysis.
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