[Richard M Golden; ABC-Clio Information Services. Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (review) Islam, which conceives of jinn rather differently than Christianity does of demons, receives not a mention. It spread through England in the 1950s and subsequently attracted followers in Europe and the United States.. Meanings. Get this from a library! xxxvi + 1238. £296.95).

Wicca, a predominantly Western movement whose followers practice witchcraft and nature worship and who see it as a religion based on pre-Christian traditions of northern and western Europe. 4 vols. ;] -- This text covers European witch hunting in the early modern era (1450-1750) exploring significant people, places, beliefs, and events. Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, ed. Richard M. Golden (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2006; pp.
The modern English word witchcraft has three principal connotations: the practice of magic or sorcery worldwide; the beliefs associated with the Western witch hunts of the 14th to the 18th century; and varieties of the modern movement called Wicca, frequently mispronounced “wikka.”.

Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition is the definitive reference on the age of witch hunting (approximately 1430-1750), its origins, expansion, and ultimate decline. Encyclopedia of witchcraft : the Western tradition. Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition is the definitive reference on the age of witch hunting (approximately 1430–1750), its origins, expansion, and ultimate decline. Judaism is treated only as the object of Christian conspiracy theories (the myth of Jewish ritual murders) and never as an authoritative cult promoting ritual expertise in its own right. Witch Trials, EuropeAs Jared Diamond notes in his bestselling Collapse (2005), the last preserved European report about the doomed Norse colony in Greenland indicates that a man named Kolgrim was burned at the stake in 1407 for using witchcraft to seduce the married daughter of a local notable; the woman soon went insane and died. Incorporating a wealth of recent scholarship in four richly illustrated, alphabetically organized volumes, it offers historians and general readers alike the opportunity to explore the realities

Scholarship on the history of witchcraft has matured sufficiently to support a number of series dedicated specifically to the history of witchcraft as well as a handful of shorter encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition is the definitive reference on the age of witch hunting (approximately 1450-1750), its origins, expansion, and ultimate decline. Origins and beliefs.