copyright 1973; The Peter Pauper Press publishers, New York; smaller hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket good with very minor edge wear.
From Forward -
Excorcism is the rite and act of casting out or conjuring out evil spirits from a possessed person, group, thing, or place. The word comes from the Greek verb exorkismos, which means to conjure away. Possession by demons was a very real fear during the Middle Ages. Witches, it was believed, got their power from evil spirits. Estimates of the victims of witchcraft trials range from hundreds of thousands into the millions. Whole familes, even entire villages, were tried and convicted. Henry Charles Lea reports 133 people burned at the stake in one day in Saxony in 1589...