Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials


Marion Gibson’s Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials is a fascinating, vivid history of witch trials across Europe, Africa, and the Americas, from the late 1400s to the present day. Exploring how witchcraft became feared, decriminalized, reimagined, and eventually reframed as gendered persecution, Witchcraft takes on the intersections between gender and power, indigenous spirituality and colonial rule, and political oppression and individual resistance. (hardcover, 2023)

Reviews for Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials:

“Inventive and compelling … A work of restitution and historical reparation, an attempt to give voice to those who have been silenced over the centuries.” – Times Literary Supplement (UK)

“From demonology to royal ascensions, Gibson demonstrates how identity politics, power plays and cultural differences all crashed together to allow these historic injustices to occur…” – Buzz Magazine (UK)

“Together [these stories] comprise not just a history of witchcraft but a cautionary tale of the uncomfortably human habits of paranoia and persecution.” – author Malcolm Gaskill


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Weight.9 lbs