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date: 20 May 2019

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This article focuses on the development of historians’ notions about the witches’ sabbath. One of the paradoxes of historical witchcraft studies is that the Sabbath – the presumed attendance at which was the most prominent charge against witches – has hardly been pursued as a proper topic of historical research. One reason for this is the focus on social and political history, another is the problematic nature of the major forays into the origins of the Sabbath, and yet another the sheer quantity of trial records.

Keywords: witchcraft, Sabbath, witches, historians, historical research

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