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Early Modern Witchcraft Persecution: Germany vs. Guatemala

To understand witchcraft persecution in the early modern period, or any topic in history, it’s useful to combine two spyglasses¬†to get a broader scope, or use binoculars if you will. Witchcraft persecution in the early modern period was rampant across the world, but we’ll be directing our attention to two places–Germany, the Holy Roman Empire in Europe, and Guatemala, the Spanish Catholic colonial society in Central America–specifically.