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Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Hungary

Ildikó Sz. Kristóf

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/9780199578160.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

 Witch-Hunting in Early Modern             Hungary

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This article discusses the history of witch-hunting in early modern Hungary. It covers the legal foundation of witch-hunting; chronology and statistics; learned demonology; popular demonology; the statistical profile of Hungarian witches; chronological patterns of witchcraft prosecutions; decriminalization and late witch trials; and accusers and the accused.

Keywords: witch-hunting; Hungarian witches; demonology; witchcraft prosecution

Article.  10045 words. 

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

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