The witch a history of fear from ancient times to the present ronald hutton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers read by gildart jackson this book sets the notorious european witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft hutton. This is an extremely ambitious thought provoking challenging and inspiring book it is informed by huttons earlier books but it is also a culmination of his work over the last 15 years it is meticulously researched and it does not shy away from very broad chronological sweeps it summarises studies on witchcraft and magic from the ancient to the early modern period the present in . The witch a history of fear from ancient times to the present is a grotesque but thoroughly researched must read for those who enjoy scholarly work ronald hutton takes his readers back to the days of early modern europe and provides them with his insightful knowledge of a time where witchcraft wasnt considered a bunch of hocus pocus. Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft this book delves deeply into its context beliefs and origins in europes history the witch came to prominence and often a painful death in early modern europe yet her origins are much more geographically diverse and historically deep in this landmark book ronald hutton traces witchcraft from the ancient world to the early modern . O the witch a history of fear from ancient times to the present is published by yale to order a copy for 2125 rrp 25 go to bookshoptheguardiancom or call 0330 333 6846 free uk pp
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