Aspects of the Psychopathology of Witchcraft From The Middle Ages To The 17th Century by M. Annear


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Smith Kline & French Laboratories, 1979. Vol (2) No, 8. First Edition. Softcover. 16pp. Oversized pamphlet. A scarce piece of ephemera, a psychological perspective of the so called 'witch-craze.' Includes a number of B&W illustrations, woodcuts, and adverts for anti-psychosis medicine's now discontinued. 

'Growing through the middle ages, the witchcraft era reached a peak in the 16th and 17th centuries when it seemed as if a state bordering on mass panic existed in some parts of Europe, stirred and fed by the rantings of a number of the more fervent of the ecclesiastics and demonologists of the time. This attitude led to the judicial death of many thousands of innocent persons, mostly women, on the grounds that they were witches practising witchcraft.'

'The Old World seems to have risen against women and written the gruesome testimonial to its own madness.'