"Michael Ostling's study of witchcraft in early modern Poland explores the murky, productive borerlands between long-established categories of analysis. His work lingers at cultural and geographic crossroads, in the indeterminate zones occupied by the phenomenon of Polish witchcraft itself." --Slavic Review
"This is an invaluable addition to the regional studies of witchcraft in early modern Europe, bringing important recent Polish-language research into contact with interpretations and styles of inquiry currently being developed for other parts of Europe." --Journal of Ecclesiastical History
About the Author
grew up in northern California. He fell in love with Poland while teaching English in that country during a break from university. He did his graduate work at the at the University of Toronto, and has taught courses on witchcraft, Christianity, mythology and related subjects there and at Central Michigan University. He is currently working on a history of the belief in goblins, fairies and related creatures at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.