Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath

Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath

Carlo Ginzburg


for hundreds of years witches on trial admitted to enjoying ugly "sabbaths" the place they forged spells, worshipped a bestial satan, enacted obscenely blasphemous rites or even gobbled corpses. Many students think that such confessions, usually enacted lower than torture have been only a mirrored image in their persecutors' fantasies. definitely as Carlo Ginzburg exhibits, witch hunters tailored the stereotypes prior used to descredit and persecute lepers and Jews.

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