Witchcraft and its Persecution in the Early Modern Atlantic World

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Considers why the persecution of witchcraft became such a focus for many Europeans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the practices real and imagined that were deemed to constitute witchcraft, who was victimized, why persecuting witchcraft became much less of a preoccupation in the late seventeenth century and how European witchcraft beliefs were exported to Africa and the Americas.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 385A, HIST 468 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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