AS-A2 History Coursework Question (New AQA 2015.
The European witch-craze of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and other essays. (H R Trevor-Roper) Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create lists.
The witch craze resulted in the torture and persecution of witches. More than 100,000 of witches who were tried were centered in the area of southwestern Europe. The mass hysteria of witches was denounced because of their rejection of God and their pact with the devil, which resulted in harsh punishments and accusations. One reason for the persecution of witches was they.
Although witchcraft trials in Europe and America largely ended by the late eighteenth century, witchcraft accusations and killings still take place in many countries today, particularly in the developing world. For example, witchcraft is often blamed for AIDS deaths in sub-Saharan Africa (Ashforth, 2001), and Miguel (2003) shows that negative economic shocks are associated with in- creases in.
An historical period which has no specific start or end dates yet spanned just over two centuries, beginning in Continental Europe, spreading to the British Isles, and finally ending in the United States. Due to Church-promoted mass hysteria and paranoia, the Witch-Craze was a time when simply being accused of Witchcraft could have you summarily executed without even having the benefit of a.
The witch-hunts, which had plagued Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries was on the decline in Western Europe by 1650, but the reason for this is difficult to identify. In taking the example of the United Provinces, where witch-trials saw their decline by 1610, it becomes obvious that many factors conspired to bring about the decline; intellectual development, the prominence of Erasmian.
The European Witch-Craze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries and Other Essays by H. R. Trevor-Roper (1969-02-03).
The rise of the witch-craze was concurrent with the rise of Renaissance magic in the great humanists of the time (this was called High Magic, and the Neoplatonists and Aristotelians that practised it took pains to insist that it was wise and benevolent and nothing like Witchcraft), which helped abet the rise of the craze. Witchcraft was held to be the worst of heresies, and early skepticism.