A History of Witchcraft – Jeffrey Burton Russell
The witch-craze that swept through Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries cost the lives of over 100,000 people. Sorcerers in many parts of the world today are still feared for their magical powers. Modern witches in the West participate in a serious religion. Yet, for such an important aspect of human experience, it is surprising how little sustained critical study there has been of witchcraft as a whole – in all its historical, anthropological and religious manifestations. Now, in this lucid and thought-provoking book, Professor Russell provides the comprehensive account that has long been needed.
Condition: Good. Ex-library book with a fine set of stamps and marks. DJ has a couple of small tears to the upper spine, bumping to corners, shelf wear to edges, general handling marks, and a sticker removal mark to the rear. Spine ends and board corners are bumped and rubbed. Spine and board edges exhibit shelf wear. Sticker removal marks to front and rear boards and end papers. Gilt design to front board and lettering to the spine are bright. The pages have been well used but are flat and free of inscriptions.