The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting

The Enemy Within: A Short History of Witch-Hunting

by John Demos Author

An exploration of the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past and today. Chronicles the most prominent witch-hunts of the Western world?women and men who were targeted by suspicious neighbors and accused of committing horrific crimes by supernatural means?and shows how the fear of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. A unique and fascinating book, it illumines the dark side of communities driven to rid themselves of perceived evil, no matter what the human cost.