The Role of Language in Accusations of Witchcraft in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spain

Eva Mendieta

Volume 5, Issue 2 , September 2017, , Pages 105-118

  Linguistic factors played a significant role in the origin and spread of accusations of witchcraft in Early Modern Spain. The preoccupation with witches’ words is at its root a preoccupation about the power of speech and, to a great extent, of female speech. Studies in some Early European countries ...  Read More