Terri DelCampo's book review for Witch Hunt: History Of A Persecution, is below. This is a non-fiction book that will put some horror in your soul. Evil done under the pretense of religion is still evil. In fact, some of the worst horror known to man has been perpetrated because of so-called righteous people trying to spread their beliefs.
When bigotry and power-mania take control, disaster always follows for ordinary people – even when the power is wielded by the Church. Witchcraft, of course, was seen as devil-worship. Those accused – over 100,000 people, mainly women, between 1450 and 1750 – were subjected to the most bestial tortures and usually executed. Witch Hunt examines the real facts of this persecution and the religious hysteria that inspired it, tracing it back to its source. It tracks its wildfire-spread across Europe and the US until scientific reason began to challenge old beliefs and it began its long-awaited decline.
Not for the squeamish, but should be read by everyone. July 5, 2015
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This review is from: Witch Hunt: The History of a Persecution (Kindle Edition)
It's been a priceless researching tool for me as a horror writer. But more than that, the story of how viciously people were persecuted during the witch hunts, described in detail made me realize how glad I am to have been born in the century I was. I recommend this book highly.