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Demons of Urban Reform: The Rise of Witchcraft Prosecution, 1430-1530

Front Cover of Demons of Urban Reform
Palgrave Macmillan
Apr 2011

This book illuminates the origins of the great European witch hunts by placing early witch trials in the comparative light of other criminal proceedings in Basel, Lucerne and Nuremberg. The study reveals that the increasingly harsh treatment was paralleled by mounting judicial severity in general, as well as by a keen interest in social control.