The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History Lecture Series: Ronald Hutton’s ‘The Witch’

£11.99

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We are very pleased to be the bookselling partner for our old chum Viktor Wynd’s series of Zoom lectures at his Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History. The books will be delivered with signed bookplates, so please be patient – we will process the orders as soon as they come in, but getting them signed and posted out (while abiding by Covid safety regulations) will mean delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 6 weeks for delivery.

To accompany Ronald Hutton’s latest lecture, we’re offering signed copies of his books.

Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe’s history”Traces the idea of witches far beyond the Salem witch trials to beliefs and attitudes about witches around the world throughout history.”-Los Angeles Times 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 stake. This book sets the notorious European witch trials in the widest and deepest possible perspective and traces the major historiographical developments of witchcraft.

Hutton, a renowned expert on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism and witchcraft beliefs, combines Anglo-American and continental scholarly approaches to examine attitudes on witchcraft and the treatment of suspected witches across the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, and North and South America, and from ancient pagan times to current interpretations. His fresh anthropological and ethnographical approach focuses on cultural inheritance and change while considering shamanism, folk religion, the range of witch trials, and how the fear of witchcraft might be eradicated.

Please remember: delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 6 weeks for delivery.

UK ORDERS ONLY!!!