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P. G. Maxwell-Stuart. Witch Hunters: Professional Prickers, Unwitchers and Witch Finders of the Renaissance.
Stroud: Tempus Publishing Limited, 2003. 158 pp. + 8 b/w pls. index. illus. bibl. $35. ISBN: 0-7524-2339-8.
Martin del Rio, a Belgian Jesuit; Pierre de Lancre, a French lawyer; Battista Codronchi, an Italian doctor; Patrick Morton, the "possessed" son of a Scottish blacksmith; John Kinkaid, a Scottish professional witch pricker; and Elizabeth Jameson, an accused Scottish witch: what do they have in common? All, as P. G. Maxwell-Stuart demonstrates in this book, could recognize witches or their activities. In an early modern world (the term Renaissance …