Demons of Urban Reform

A comparative analysis of early witch trials in Lucerne, Nuremberg and Basel, within the context of criminal justice and social control. The case of Lucerne presents a fascinating interplay between witch trials and a transformation in the city’s criminal procedure on one hand, and between witchcraft fears and social control on the other.

Early European Witch Trials and Criminal Justice, 1430-1530

A comparative analysis of early witch trials in Lucerne, Nuremberg and Basel, within the context of criminal justice and social control. The case of Lucerne presents a fascinating interplay between witch trials and a transformation in the city’s criminal procedure on one hand, and between witchcraft fears and social control on the other.

Published Year

2011

Page Count

235

ISBN

9781349541058

Author

Laura Stokes

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan