The Political Aspects of the German Witch Hunts

@article{Dillinger2009ThePA,
  title={The Political Aspects of the German Witch Hunts},
  author={J. Dillinger},
  journal={Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={62 - 81}
}
  • J. Dillinger
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft
This essay examines how the complex political structure of the early modern German empire influenced witch hunting. Various legal jurisdictions and juridical structures could either promote or prevent rampant witch hunts from developing. Above all, the fractured political state of the empire allowed for opportunities for witch hunting to arise. 
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