A witch-hunt is a search for people labelled "witches" or evidence of witchcraft,
often involving moral panic or mass hysteria. The classical period of witchhunts in
A FEW centuries ago in Europe, the fear of witchcraft led to witch hunts and
executions. These occurred largely in France, Germany, northern Italy,
Oct 31, 2012 ... Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept
through another colonial New England town.
Oct 31, 2001 ... Commentary on the European Witch Hunts. ... People condemned during the
Witch Hunts were burned at the stake. #8. During the time of the ...
The witch-hunts that swept across Europe from 1450 to 1750 were among the
most controversial and terrifying phenomena in history – holocausts of their times
Oct 1, 2014 ... Stories of witches and witch-hunting in early modern Europe have captivated us
for centuries. During the early modern period of European ...
Jul 24, 2016 ... The European witch-hunts represent some of the most famous, largest, and most
humanly devastating examples of the Christian witch-hunt ...
1450: The first major witch hunts began in many western European countries.
The Roman Catholic Church created an imaginary evil religion, using
The witch hunts were an eruption of orthodox Christianity's vilification of women, "
the weaker vessel," in St. Peter's words. The second century St. Clement of ...
Although there were literally thousands of witch trials throughout the 16th and ...
A common witch-hunting method was “swimming” or “ducking” (based on the ...