Jesuit Prison Ministry in the Witch Trials of the Holy Roman Empire: Friedrich Spee SJ and his Cautio Criminalis (1631). The hunts were most severe from 1580 to 1630, and the last known execution for witchcraft was in Switzerland in 1782.
Wolfgang Behringer, the leading expert in the field, estimates that more than twenty thousand executions occurred in what is present-day Germany, more than in all other parts of Europe combined.
The witch trials in the early modern period were a series of witch hunts between the 15th and 18th centuries, when across early modern Europe, and to some extent in the. . Instead of considering natural causes or the mistakes of politicians, people would blame mysterious witches, in league with the Devil, for these misfortunes.
the witch trials of Europe seem relatively small scale.
. Jesuit Prison Ministry is a very useful book.
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Nevertheless, it seems clear that the epicenter of European witch-hunting lay in the Germanic core of the Holy Roman Empire.
“An Unusual Inquisition”: Translated Documents from Heinricus Institoris's Witch Hunts in Ravensburg and Innsbruck.
€60. The Witch Trials – Bamberg Witch Trials (Germany, 1626 – 1631) Contemporary with the Würzburg Witch Trials and others in South Germany, the Bamberg Witch Trials was one of the largest of the period, with between 300 and 600 executions. . D. . the witch trials of Europe seem relatively small scale.
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It provides new insights into the prisons where the persons detained for witchcraft were incarcerated, as well as into their trials, including their torture and executions — as seen through Jesuit eyes.
This study analyzes and describes the witch trials of men in French and German-speaking regions, opening up a little known chapter of early modern times, and revealing the conflicts from which witch-hunts of men evolved.