December 01, 2004

Demons reviewed

I Don't Know But reviews Norman Cohn's book, Europe's Inner Demons, which I've mentioned once or twice here. James quotes some of the best bits, and notes that Cohn suffers from a bit of a Chadwick Hansen deficit in one area: Though we can rest assured that witches do not and did not fly on brooms or turn people into newts -- that there were no witches with supernatural power -- there certainly were people who thought of themselves as witches.

Posted by Ideofact at December 1, 2004 12:29 AM