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Early Modern History Scholar Lyndal Roper

Mark Roseman interviews Australian historian and academic Lyndal Roper.

Head-and-shoulders photo of Lyndal Roper wearing a necklace and dressed in a black top.

Photo: Adam Schwartz

Lyndal Roper

Lyndal Roper is the one of the most respected scholars of early modern history on both sides of the Atlantic.

A pioneering scholar of witchcraft, Roper is the first woman to hold the prestigious Regius Chair of History at Oxford University, a post appointed by the Crown.

Her books include Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany, The Witch in the Western Imagination, and The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg. Her latest book is Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet.

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