(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture
Between 1450 and 1700 Europe experienced many trials and executions on the charge of diabolical witchcraft. This course focuses on the origins, intellectual foundations, historical development, and eventual decline of the trials. The course also examines the overlap between issues of religion, law, gender, the history of science, and social relations in early modern Europe.
Recommended Preparation: History 1103 or 2229.