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Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750$
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Ian Bostridge

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206538

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.001.0001

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(p.233) Conclusion
Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Ian Bostridge

Oxford University Press

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the disavowal of witchcraft belief in England during the 18th century. The analysis reveals that in both England and France, witchcraft theory did not have to be radically rejected in order to secure an end to the trials and that the most effective panacea was caution. This chapter also mentions witchcraft belief and witch-hunting in other European countries including Germany and Spain.

Keywords:   witchcraft, England, France, witch trials, witch-hunting, Germany, Spain

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