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Description - Witch-Children by Hans Sebald

The period of persecution and execution of so-called witches stands as a venomous chapter of Western civilisation. The participation of small children and adolescents, whether as the accused or as the accusers, was pivotal. It linked the power of the inquisitor to the fates of many unsuspecting men and women - people who often became hapless victims, devoured by a ravenous inquisition that stretched across two continents.Dr Hans Sebald maintains that the classic "Salem syndrome" is anything but past history; it is frequently re-enacted in the modern courtroom. We observe children as they accuse others of molesting or seducing them within a public mind-set that is predisposed to believe them. Why would they lie? A mythomaniacal child - one who has not yet fully recognised the contours of reality - is in a position to wreak havoc on the lives of innocent persons. And it matters little whether the authorities are judges, juries, inquisitors of centuries past, or counsellors and therapists of more recent vintage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780879759650
ISBN-10: 0879759658
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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