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See also the syllabus for HIST/WMST 425 The Witch Hunts: 1400-1800 for Fall 2001

Andreski, Stanislav. Syphilis, Puritanism and Witch Hunts. New York, N.Y.: St. Martins Press, 1989. Reviewed by Mark Pisano.

Ashley, Leonard R. N. The Complete Book of Magic and Witchcraft. New York: Barricade Books, 1986.  Reviewed by Brian Hazlak.

Boyer, Paul and Stephan Nissenbaum. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft. Reviewed by Lori Castiglione.

Brauner, Sigrid. Fearless Wives and Frightened Shrews: The Construction of the Witch in Early Modern Germany. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995. Reviewed by David Ruggles.

Chadwick, Hansen. Witchcraft at Salem. New York: George Braziller, 1969. Reviewed by Jennifer Levisky.

Clark, Stuart. Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.  Reviewed by Harry Lyons.

Donovan, R. Frank. Never on a Broomstick. Harrisburg, PA.: Stockpole Books, 1971. Reviewed by Kelly McDermott.

Ginzburg, Carlo. The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Translation by Anne and John Tedeschi. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983. Reviewed by John Fitzpatrick.

Godbeer, Richard. The Devil's Dominion: Magic and Religion in Early New England. Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press, 1992. Reviewed by Sandra Silvey.

Kitteredge, George Lyman. Witchcraft in Old and New England. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1929. Reviewed by Matthew Fisher.

Kunze, Michael. Highroad to the Stake. Reviewed by Thomas Flanagan.

Macfarlane, A. D. J. Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1970. Reviewed by Jennifer York.

Purkiss, Diane. The Witch in History: Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations. NY: Routledge, 1996. Reviewed by Clark Gallo.

Rose, Elliot. A Razor for a Goat. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1962. Reviewed by Peter Kizis.

Starkey, Marion L., The Devil in Massachusetts. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company,1969. Reviewed by Matt Gingo.

Thompson,  Janet A. Wives, Widows, Witches & Bitches: Women in Seventeenth-Century Devon. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 1993. Reviewed by Kristopher Atkinson. 

Willis, Deborah. Malevolent Nurture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995. Reviewed by Sarah McKelvy.

These pages, currently being expanded, have been developed out of the courses HIST 373 Women in Western Civilization and HIST 425 The Witch Hunts: 1400-1800.  See Disclaimer.

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