Unformatted text preview: ry. Europeans believed in and were afraid of witches--fears confirmed witches-- by the pope . Manuals like the Hammer of Witches were tools to combat that fear Why women? "all witchcraft comes from carnal lust, which is in women insatiable"--Malleus Maleficarum Across Europe, 100,000+ people (80% women) were prosecuted as witches as hysteria swept cities, towns, and villages 10 4/17/2009 Torture encouraged the accused to confess, and confessions became more elaborate, fueling fears even more This map of Finland, well outside the European mainstream, demonstrates the intensely local factors in the # of witch persecutions Shakespeare's witches, The Weird Sisters, from Macbeth 11...
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- Summer '10
- Macbeth, Thirty Years' War, Elizabeth I of England, Henry IV of France, Henry III of France, Early Modern Wars