First published by Giulio Einaudi in under the Italian title Storia notturna: Una decifrazione del Sabba , it was later translated into English by Raymond Rosenthal and published by Hutchinson Radius in Ecstasies builds on the theories put forward in Ginzburg's book The Night Battles , in which he studied the benandanti , a visionary folk tradition found in the north-eastern Italian province of Friuli during the 16th century. In his study of contemporary Pagan Witchcraft, The Triumph of the Moon , the English historian Ronald Hutton — of the University of Bristol noted that Ecstasies was "something which probably nobody else could have written, and which broke important new ground. Hutton proceeded to note that Ginzburg's work in Ecstasies represented "an extensive and fruitful development" of the idea that "underlying the early modern stereotype of satanic witchcraft lay not merely intellectual constructs but a network of ancient popular beliefs regarding night-flying spirits and goddesses, with their retinues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Davies, Owen
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