Devils & Demons in Western Historical Traditions

Rel J-32 Interim 1998 Quiz #1 makeup 1/19/96Name:______________________

Respond to the following essay questions. Be succinct -- information is much more important than volume. This is due at the beginning of class on Monday., Jan. 26.

Provide a short summary of Margaret Murray's The God of the Witches. What kinds of evidence does she use to support her argument? At what points is her argument most convincing and why?

Critique the basic argument of Murray's book. At what points is her argument weakest? Drawing from what you know of the European witch hunt and its victims, how else might we interpret both that data and Murrays?