Madness, Witchcraft and Religion

      No Comments on Madness, Witchcraft and Religion

Early modern Europe saw an unprecedented craze for hunting, prosecuting, and executing witches, tens of thousands of whom were burned. It was widely believed witches could manipulate evil forces to do harm to people and property. Were the witches of the sixteenth and seventeenth century the mad people of the nineteenth and twentieth century?

Image of the week: James VI, Daemonologie (1603 edition)
Full Bibliographic Record: Wellcome Library Catalogue L0078964
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *