About Witches

 

 

The following websites are in no particular order, are not a representative sample of what is available, and are very different from each other. Enjoy the journey.

 

Classic witch texts, including Margaret Murry's  The Witch Cult in Western Europe :

http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/index.htm

 

 

Biographies of famous witches, from folkloric sources through contemporary times:

http://www.witchcraftandwitches.com/witches.html

 

 

By feminist scholar Max Dashu: Witches and Pagans

http://www.suppressedhistories.net/secrethistory/secrethistory.html

 

 

Hunting for Witches in the Family Tree is a commercial and commercialized site, 

but with interesting information and links:

http://genealogy.about.com/od/famous_family_trees/a/witches.htm

 

 

A research guide to the history of witchcraft, from the University of Pennsylvania:

http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/hist/witchcraft.html

 

 

Deborah Harkness teaches the history of science at the University of Southern California and has written a best-selling fiction trilogy with witches as many of the main characters. 

Her website has lots of really interesting stuff:

http://deborahharkness.com

 

 

Websites by law professor Douglas Linder of the University of Missouri, Kansas City:

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/witchhistory.html

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

 

 

Lynn Thorndike's A History of Magic and Experimental Science (8 volumes) is discussed in a slightly bizarre website:

http://darkbooks.org/pp.php?v=2005496546

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