Robin Briggs, 18 June 1981
Show More Unclean Spirits: Possession and Exorcism in France and England in the Late 16th and Early 17th Centuries by D.P. Walker.
Scolar, 116 pp., £9.95, March 1981, 9780859676205Show More
The Witches’ Advocate by Gustav Henningsen.
Nevada, 607 pp., $24, November 1980, 0 87417 056 7Show More
“... an enormous mass of inquisitorial records which he discovered in the Spanish national archives, Dr Henningsen’s book ranks with the very best ever written on witchcraft. It also gives a vivid and detailed picture of the functioning of that notorious yet little-known institution, the Spanish Inquisition. The title celebrates the fact that, unlike any other ...”