Johannes Dillinger
Professor of Early Modern History, Oxford Brookes University

Johannes Dillinger is professor of early modern history at Oxford Brookes University and honorary professor of modern history and regional history at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz. He is the editor of The Routledge History of Witchcraft (2019) and the author of Magical Treasure Hunting in Europe and North America (2012), among others.

Written by Johannes Dillinger

Hexensabbat in Trier (‘witches’ sabbath’, 1593), by Pastor H H Lauen, Germany. Courtesy the Witchcraft Collection, Cornell University.

Essay/
History
Rich witches

How a flawed logic of economic scarcity and social climbing spurred witch hunts in early modern Germany

Johannes Dillinger