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Table of contents :
Cover......Page 1
Table of Contents......Page 7
I. Before the Trials......Page 8
II. The Trials Begin......Page 16
III. The First Witch Hunter......Page 24
IV. The Contagion Spreads......Page 31
V. Joan of Arc......Page 38
VI. The Trials in Arras......Page 48
VII. The Hammer of Witches......Page 54
VIII. Witchcraft and the Reformation......Page 87
IX. The Trials in Würzburg......Page 96
X. King James and the North Berwick Trials......Page 104
XI. Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General......Page 133
XII. The Salem Witch Trials......Page 143
XIII. The Frenzy Fades......Page 167
Bibliography......Page 192

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Witch Hunts A Graphic History of the Burning Times Written by ROCKY WOOD and LISA MORTON Illustrated by GREG CHAPMAN

McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Jefferson, North Carolina, and London

ALSO OF INTEREST AND FROM MCFARLAND The Halloween Encyclopedia, 2d ed., by Lisa Morton (2011) Stephen King: A Literary Companion, by Rocky Wood (2011) Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators, by Rocky Wood; Illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne (2010) Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage, by Lisa Morton and Kent Adamson (2010) The Cinema of Tsui Hark, by Lisa Morton (2001; paperback 2009) A Hallowe’en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries, by Lisa Morton (2008)

ISBN 978-0-7864-6655-9 softcover : acid free paper LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGUING DATA ARE AVAILABLE BRITISH LIBRARY CATALOGUING DATA ARE AVAILABLE

©2012 Rocky Wood, Lisa Morton and Greg Chapman. All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording , or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Cover illustration Greg Chapman Manufactured in the United States of America

McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers Box 6¡¡, Je›erson, North Carolina 28640 www.mcfarlandpub.com

To the members of the Horror writing community, who help keep readers entertained, and sane.— Rocky Wood To all the victims of the witchcraft craze.— Greg Chapman To the victims of witch hunts both past and present.— Lisa Morton

Table of Contents I. Before the Trials

1

II. The Trials Begin

9

III. The First Witch Hunter

17

IV. The Contagion Spreads

24

V. Joan of Arc

31

VI. The Trials in Arras

41

VII. The Hammer of Witches

47

VIII. Witchcraft and the Reformation IX. The Trials in Würzburg

80

89

X. King James and the North Berwick Trials

97

XI. Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General

126

XII. The Salem Witch Trials XIII. The Frenzy Fades Bibliography

vi

185

136 160

Bibliography Barstow, Anne Llewellyn. Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1994. Boyer, Paul S., and Stephen Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1974. James, and Robert Waldegrave. Daemonologie: In Forme of a Dialogue : Diuided into Three Bookes. Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Walde-graue, Printer to the Kings Majestie, 1597. Kors, Alan C., and Edward Peters. Witchcraft in Europe, 400 –1700: A Documentary History. Philadelphia, Pa: University of Philadelphia Press, 2001. Kramer, Heinrich, and Jacob Sprenger. Malleus Malleficarum. 1486. Levack, Brian P. The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe. Harlow: Pearson/Longman, 2006.

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