William Godwin - Lives of the Necromancers
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William Godwin (1756-1836) states in his preface: "The main purpose of this book is to exhibit a fair delineation of the credulity of the human mind. Such an exhibition cannot fail to be productive of the most salutary lessons." Contents: Introduction Ambitious Nature of Man Examples of Necromancy and Witchcraft from The Bible Greece Rome Revolution Produced in the History of Necromancy and Witchcraft Upon the Establishment of Christianity History of Necromancy in the East Dark Ages of Europe Communication of Europe and the Saracens Revival of Letters Sanguinary Proceedings Against Witchcraft Conclusion