Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction - Malcolm Gaskill

I listened to this very short introduction book rather than read it.This provides an informative introduction to the history of withcraft throughout the ages, though mostly focussing on persecutions, right up to modern times including the abuse of child witches in modern-day Nigeria recently featured in documentaries. It seems to take an unbiased view, and references many studies which investigate witchcraft and the circumstances under which accusations arose, including political and cultural.


An interesting introduction that opens up several avenues for investigating further.