Eichstätt is small city in southwestern Germany. In the sixteenth century, it existed as a small prince-bishopric that lacked central control. The ruler, Johann Christoph von Westerstetten, was embroiled in the religious controversy of the Reformation. The area went through several changes between Protestantism and Catholicism. The area differed from many other centers of Germanic […]
The Turku Trials were part of the second wave of witch trials in Finland. The Turku Academy was Finland’s first university and was founded in 1640. This university became a key part for the importation of European ideas of demonology which led to something that resembled a traditional witch-hunt with a concentration on women, as […]
Fig. 1 Blakulla, the “Blue Hill,” is the place that the Scandinavian countries believed that witches traveled to for their demonic sabbats. It is usually thought to be a mountain in distant countries or an island in the Baltic, and in the early modern period was identified with the island Jungfrun. An early mention of this […]
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