Under the Devil’s Spell: Witches, Sorcerers, and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy (review)

@article{Bailey2009UnderTD,
  title={Under the Devil’s Spell: Witches, Sorcerers, and the Inquisition in Renaissance Italy (review)},
  author={Michael D. Bailey},
  journal={Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={104 - 107}
}
This is a useful, although ultimately curious, book. The early modern heartland of witchcraft and witchhunting lay, of course, north of the Alps, and studies of northern Europe tend to dominate the historiography. Experts typically know that southern Europe presents something of a different magical world. While many general beliefs about magic and witchcraft held sway in the south as well as in the north, southern Europe offers notable variations: less outright witchcraft, for example, and more… Expand