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this book kicks ass!,
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This review is from: The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries (Paperback)
this work is extremely mind provoking...bringing to question not only who the benandanti were, but also what their purpose was in a society which bore a quite rigid definition of witches. ginzburg does a marvelous job of uniting various archive sources and creating, if you will, an artistic reality to witches in the early europe of the 16th and 17th centuries.