Demonology: Historical Connections

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To the modern reader, the beliefs and reasoning of demonologists are very hard to understand. Reading these works raises numerous questions, especially for those not familiar with the historical context of the time period.

In the following links, I have attempted to pose some important questions that can be better understood when looked at from the perspective of the events taking place in early modern Europe.

With all the contradictions found in the writings of demonologists, how could the people of the time period not find fault with their reasoning? (click here)

To what extent were the beliefs and practices outlined in these books actually followed by the people? (click here)

What were the circumstances of the time period that caused the decline of the witch craze? (click here)


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