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English witches and SS academics: evaluating sources for the English witch trials in Himmler’s Hexenkartothek

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Prior to WWII, Himmler organised a team of SS researchers to collate records of historical witchcraft trials that had taken place in lands of the expanding Reich. The ideological pretext for this undertaking was the collection of evidence demonstrating an anti-German crusade by the Church. While this was a figment of historical imagination, the SS pursued it doggedly against the backdrop of the Holocaust. Whereas trials that had taken place on historically German lands were often sourced from...

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Peer reviewed
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
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Publisher:
Penn State University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Preternature Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Pages:
125-153
Publication date:
2017-04-04
EISSN:
2161-2188
ISSN:
2161-2196
URN:
uuid:e7baeb4d-4746-4038-8f88-5901c99b91d7
Source identifiers:
625151
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pubs:625151
Paper number:
1

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