Lyndal Roper is lecturer in history at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Balliol College.
"In this brilliant piece of investigative history [and] . . .
thanks to Roper's patient and sophisticated work . . . we finally
have a joined up history of the witch."-The Guardian
"Lyndal Roper is an original and insightful historian of witchcraft, and the publication of this major work is most welcome. Her style is fluent and accessible, but those who examine the 59 pages of closely printed notes will rapidly see the depth of scholarship that underpins her work."-Times Higher Education Supplement
Winner of the 2005 Roland Bainton Prize in the category of History and Theology, sponsored by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
"This is a major work that pushes the history of witchcraft in
new directions and offers remarkable and sometimes startling new
insights. Lyndal Roper breaks new ground in her remarkable, subtle
analysis of the interpersonal relations among those caught up in
fantasies of witchcraft."-H. C. Erik Midelfort, author of A
History of Madness in Sixteenth-Century Germany