Book Reviews Jensen, Gary. The Path of the Devil: Early Modern Witch Hunts. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. 283 pp. Witch hunts in early modern Europe and Colonial America have been a favorite research topic among historians, psychologists, feminist scholars, and some deviant behavior scholars. The bulk of the research has concentrated on what led to these panics in fourteenth-century Europe. Scholars have provided an array of explanations, from gender conflicts, to the effects of spreading disease, to outbreaks of war, to perceived threats to the church and the medical profession. What is frustrating about these analyses is that most tend to focus on a single cause rather than to provide a complex analysis. In The Path of the Devil: Early Modern Witch Hunts, sociologist and criminologist Gary Jensen conducts exactly this kind of more nuanced approach. Jensen provides a rich analytical account of witch hunts in the West and expertly manages to combine various interdisciplinary approaches to the study of witch hunts, ranging from studies of collective behavior, to gender, criminology, and deviance, all in a single book. In the chapters on the various interdisciplinary approaches to witch hunts, Jensen discusses how early modern witch trials
Feminist Teacher – University of Illinois Press
Published: Jun 20, 2008
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