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This paper provides a general survey of witch trials in sixteenth-century Lorraine, where Portland State’s 1490 incunable was held by the abbey of Saint-Avold (Saint-Nabor) of Metz. It includes a brief introduction to the region, information on structures of authority, and a description of the witch trials undertaken there.
It will also include notes on what statistical analysis currently exists regarding Lorraine witch trials, as well as notes regarding the connection that witch hunting has to the PSU Malleus Maleficarum in Lorraine. There is also a statistical analysis included that takes data collected from the existing database of witch trial records and analyzes it for two key factors: the nature of the accusation and demographics of the accused.
European History | Medieval History
Gubser, Morgan, "Hunting the Other: Witch Trials in Lorraine, 1490s-1590s" (2022). Malleus Maleficarum. 4.