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The witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, have been examined extensively in scholarly works and also been the subject of popular plays, visual art and movies. Why?
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Most people think they know a little about the witch persecutions of the 1400s to 1700s. But many of the popular stories are historically inaccurate. This article looks at the evidence behind the myths and at the reasons for their endurance.
Gaskill, M. (2006) Witchfinders: a seventeenth century English tragedy. London: John Murray.
Roper, L. (2004) Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany. London: Yale University Press.
Thomas, K. (1971) Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England. London: Penguin Books.