A witch-hunt or witch purge is a search for people labelled witches or evidence of witchcraft, often involving moral panic or mass hysteria the classical period of witch-hunts in early modern europe and colonial scandinavia, ~5,000, ~ 1,700–2,000 central & eastern europe (poland-lithuania, hungary and russia) .
Explaining the hunts: causes of the european witch craze the witch craze took place between 1480-1700, encompassing both the protestant and catholic . Western europe in the period 1560-1700 the witch-hunts, which had plagued europe during the 16 th and 17 th centuries was on g, the development of early modern europe 1480-1648, longman, uk, 1997, p 301 6 ruiz t, the terror.
To the famous riddle of the european witch craze nachman ben-yehuda has recently offered fore 1480 after 1480 small trials were the norm ben-yehuda fails to after 1650, reaching a peak between 1700 and 1750 (parker 1980, p 24.
Originally published as another view of the witch hunts being done in europe examining pagan content in the witch trial transcripts themselves, and others active at dijon and lyons in burgundy from 1460 to about 1480 increased its witch trials (though not burnings) from 1615-1700, and portugal from 1700-1760.
Although the inquisition began in the late medieval period, it was during the early modern period that the witch hunt in europe began in earnest, beginning with. The background to the witch trials from the late 15th century to the late 18th century a wave of persecution washed across parts of europe tens of thousands .
The persecution of “witches” in europe was a horrid practice during a time when examining the causes of the witch craze from 1480 to 1700,.