ECSTASIES: DECIPHERING THE WITCHES' SABBATH

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by Carlo Ginzburg

Translated by Raymond Rosenthal
368 pages | 18 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 1991

Weaving early accounts of witchcraft—trial records, ecclesiastical tracts, folklore, and popular iconography—into new and startling patterns, Carlo Ginzburg presents in Ecstasies compelling evidence of a hidden shamanistic culture that flourished across Europe and in England for thousands of years.

Introduction
PART ONE
1. Lepers, Jews, Muslims
2. Jews, Heretics, Witches
PART TWO
1. Following the Goddess
2. Anomalies
3. To Combat in Ecstasy
4. Disguised as Animals
PART THREE
1. Eurasian Conjectures
2. Bones and Skin
Conclusion
Index
History: European History