Among the largest and most notable were the trier witch trials (1581–1593), the fulda witch trials (1603–1606), the würzburg witch trial (1626–1631) and the bamberg witch trials (1626–1631) the sociological causes of the witch-hunts have long been debated.
In order to grasp the black death’s causal relationship to the witch-hunts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it is necessary to first understand the magnitude of the plague and the extent to which it transformed europe.
The european witch-hunts, c 1450-1750 and witch-hunts today summary for three centuries of early modern european history, diverse societies were consumed by a panic over alleged witches in their midst. Plague and persecution: the black death and early modern witch hunts helen christian american university: fall 2010/spring 2011 honors capstones, april 27, (2011) abstract the century or so from approximately 1550 to 1650 is a period during which witch-hunts reached unprecedented frequency and intensity.
Group group the salem witch trials lasted from feburary 1692 to september 1693 it happened salem village, ipswich,andover, and salem town best known of the trials where in the court of oyer terminer in 1692 in salem town over 180 people were arrested and imprisoned in ipswich they were 29 people 14 girls and 5 men were exucuted by hanging. The witch hunts were beginning by the political classes that ruled europe after the aftermath of the black death (federici, 2004) the devastating effects that the epidemic had caused to the economy of the continent necessitated the political classes to take matters that dealt with population growth and reproduction into their hands.
The witch trials of trier in germany was perhaps the biggest witch trial in european history it led to the death of about 386 people, and was perhaps the biggest mass execution in europe during peacetime. After the scourge of the black death, witchcraft trials began to increase steadily throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries the first major witch-hunt occurred in switzerland in 1427 and in 1428, in valais, there was a mass burning of 100 witches.