Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2012

Journal or Book Title

Speculum

Volume

87

Issue

4

First Page

1183

Last Page

1185

DOI

10.1017/S0038713412003314

Abstract

For more than twenty years, volumes in the Cahiers Lausannois d’Histoire Médiévale have explored the cases and contexts of early European witch trials in and around the western Alps. They have largely focused on the diocese of Lausanne, but in this volume, Carine Dunand looks slightly further afield, to the Chamonix valley in the shadow of Mont Blanc, which was part of the neighboring diocese of Geneva. She follows the same format as other Cahiers volumes, most of which originated as mémoires de licence in the medieval history seminar at the University of Lausanne: about half the book is a historical study while the rest consists of Latin source editions and facing-page French translations. Thus she makes a solid contribution to our knowledge of late medieval witch trials. Nevertheless, this volume is weaker than many others in the series.

Comments

This is a book review from Speculum 87 (2012): 1183, doi:10.1017/S0038713412003314. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Medieval Academy of America

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf