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PIL: Hunting for ‘witches’ in early modern Europe

Mon 22 May

Professor Alison Rowlands
Department of History

Hunting ‘witches’ in early modern Europe.

What sort of people were prosecuted as ‘witches’ in Europe between c. 1420 and 1780, and why? What can we learn about early modern society from witch-trials, and what was their historical impact? Professor Rowlands answers these questions using detailed archival records and case studies.

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  • Mon 22 May
  • 18:00
  • FREE
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