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THE EUROPEAN WITCHCRAZE: CRIME AND DEVIANCE IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD
The European Witchcraze (1480-1700) was a fascinating and disturbing episode in European history. Widespread belief in witchcraft and judicial torture of the accused spread across Europe and Colonial America (Salem). The course adopts a variety of perspectives: social, religious, political, intellectual, legal, anthropological as well as gendered and environmental interpretations.