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Witchcraft and the Local Communities: The Rhine-Moselle Region

Robin Briggs

in The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199578160
Published online May 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199578160.013.0012

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

 Witchcraft and the Local Communities: The             Rhine-Moselle Region

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This article begins with a discussion of the chronology and scale of witchcraft prosecutions in the Rhine–Moselle region. It then covers legal procedures; witchcraft committees, local action, and patterns of accusation; high-placed victims and the local demonologists; some specific cases and the end of the prosecutions; and magic, witchcraft, and healing in the community.

Keywords: witchcraft; prosecutions; trials; magic; legal procedures; demonologists

Article.  9382 words. 

Subjects: History ; European History ; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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