2007-04-01

The Malleus Maleficarum

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  • Full Title : The Malleus Maleficarum
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1602063842
  • Pages : 292
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A handbook for hunting and punishing witches to assist the Inquisition and Church in exterminating undesirables. Mostly a compilation of superstition and folklore, the book was taken very seriously at the time it was written in the 15th century and became a kind of spiritual law book used by judges to determine the guilt of the accused"--From publisher description.


2012-04-20

The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

By Montague Summers
  • Full Title : The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger
  • Author : Montague Summers
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486122697
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Full text of most important witchhunter's "bible," used by both Catholics and Protestants. First published in 1486, the book includes everything known at the time about cults, illicit sex, dealings with the devil, and more.


2018-02-07

The Hammer of Witches: Malleus Maleficarum

By Heinrich Kramer
  • Full Title : The Hammer of Witches: Malleus Maleficarum
  • Author : Heinrich Kramer
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • ISBN Code : 8026883365
  • Pages : 402
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Malleus Maleficarum or "Hammer of Witches" is the best known and the most important treatise on witchcraft. It endorses extermination of witches and for this purpose develops a detailed legal and theological theory. It was a bestseller, second only to the Bible in terms of sales for almost 200 years. It was written by the Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer and first published in 1487. The Malleus elevates sorcery to the criminal status of heresy and prescribes inquisitorial practices for secular courts in order to extirpate witches. The recommended procedures include torture to effectively obtain confessions and the death penalty as the only sure remedy against the evils of witchcraft. At that time, it was typical to burn heretics alive at the stake and the Malleus encouraged the same treatment of witches. The book had a strong influence on culture for several centuries. It was later used by royal courts during the Renaissance, and contributed to the increasingly brutal prosecution of witchcraft during the 16th and 17th centuries.


2014-06-10

Malleus Maleficarum – The Witch Hammer

By Jakob Sprenger,Heinrich Kramer
  • Full Title : Malleus Maleficarum – The Witch Hammer
  • Author : Jakob Sprenger,Heinrich Kramer
  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3849644642
  • Pages : 409
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is the best known (i.e., the most infamous) of the witch-hunt manuals. Written in Latin, the Malleus was first submitted to the University of Cologne on May 9th, 1487. The title is translated as "The Hammer of Witches". Written by James Sprenger and Henry Kramer (of which little is known), the Malleus remained in use for three hundred years. It had tremendous influence in the witch trials in England and on the continent.


2020-07-20

Demonology and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe

By Julian Goodare,Rita Voltmer,Liv Helene Willumsen
  • Full Title : Demonology and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe
  • Author : Julian Goodare,Rita Voltmer,Liv Helene Willumsen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000080803
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Demonology – the intellectual study of demons and their powers – contributed to the prosecution of thousands of witches. But how exactly did intellectual ideas relate to prosecutions? Recent scholarship has shown that some of the demonologists’ concerns remained at an abstract intellectual level, while some of the judges’ concerns reflected popular culture. This book brings demonology and witch-hunting back together, while placing both topics in their specific regional cultures. The book’s chapters, each written by a leading scholar, cover most regions of Europe, from Scandinavia and Britain through to Germany, France and Switzerland, and Italy and Spain. By focusing on various intellectual levels of demonology, from sophisticated demonological thought to the development of specific demonological ideas and ideas within the witch trial environment, the book offers a thorough examination of the relationship between demonology and witch-hunting. Demonology and Witch-Hunting in Early Modern Europe is essential reading for all students and researchers of the history of demonology, witch-hunting and early modern Europe.


2008-10-02

The Enemy Within

By John Demos
  • Full Title : The Enemy Within
  • Author : John Demos
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1440636915
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With the vision of a historian and the voice of a novelist, prize?winning author John Demos explores the social, cultural, and psychological roots of the scourge that is witch-hunting, both in the remote past and today. The Enemy Within chronicles the most prominent witch-hunts of the Western world?women and men who were targeted by suspicious neighbors and accused of committing horrific crimes by supernatural means?and shows how the fear of witchcraft has fueled recurrent cycles of accusation, persecution, and purging. A unique and fascinating book, it illumines the dark side of communities driven to rid themselves of perceived evil, no matter what the human cost.


2012-04-18

Compendium Maleficarum

By Francesco Maria Guazzo
  • Full Title : Compendium Maleficarum
  • Author : Francesco Maria Guazzo
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486121100
  • Pages : 206
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Extraordinary document (1608) on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers, poisons, crimes, more. Rare limited edition.


2020-04-09

The Science of Demons

By Jan Machielsen
  • Full Title : The Science of Demons
  • Author : Jan Machielsen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 135133364X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Witches, ghosts, fairies. Premodern Europe was filled with strange creatures, with the devil lurking behind them all. But were his powers real? Did his powers have limits? Or were tales of the demonic all one grand illusion? Physicians, lawyers, and theologians at different times and places answered these questions differently and disagreed bitterly. The demonic took many forms in medieval and early modern Europe. By examining individual authors from across the continent, this book reveals the many purposes to which the devil could be put, both during the late medieval fight against heresy and during the age of Reformations. It explores what it was like to live with demons, and how careers and identities were constructed out of battles against them – or against those who granted them too much power. Together, contributors chart the history of the devil from his emergence during the 1300s as a threatening figure – who made pacts with human allies and appeared bodily – through to the comprehensive but controversial demonologies of the turn of the seventeenth century, when European witch-hunting entered its deadliest phase. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of the history of the supernatural in medieval and early modern Europe.


2014-02-20

Demonolatry

By Nicolas Remy
  • Full Title : Demonolatry
  • Author : Nicolas Remy
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486791718
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This extremely influential 1595 study was frequently cited at witchcraft trials. In addition to lurid details of satanic pacts and sexual perversity, it presents the particulars of numerous court cases.


Malleus Maleficarum

By James Sprenger
  • Full Title : Malleus Maleficarum
  • Author : James Sprenger
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465526978
  • Pages : 277
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2013-01-07

The Shadow Rises

By K.S. Marsden
  • Full Title : The Shadow Rises
  • Author : K.S. Marsden
  • Publisher : K.S. Marsden
  • ISBN Code : 1311643192
  • Pages : 191
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them… In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic. Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos. As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can. Part one of the Witch-Hunter trilogy.


2008

Fantasies of Gender and the Witch in Feminist Theory and Literature

By Justyna Sempruch
  • Full Title : Fantasies of Gender and the Witch in Feminist Theory and Literature
  • Author : Justyna Sempruch
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1557534918
  • Pages : 190
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Lincoln's Censor examines the effect of government suppression on the Democratic press in Indiana during the spring of 1863. President Abraham Lincoln, who suspended the writ of habeas corpus in 1862, claiming presidential prerogatives given by the Constitution at times of invasion or rebellion, had some political misgivings about the intimidation of Democratic newspapers, but let the practice continue in Indiana from April through June of 1863.


2014-01-10

Witch Hunts

By Rocky Wood,Lisa Morton,Greg Chapman
  • Full Title : Witch Hunts
  • Author : Rocky Wood,Lisa Morton,Greg Chapman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 0786491515
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to torture and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the witch hunters’ methods; who profited; the brave few who protested; and how the Enlightenment gradually replaced fear and superstition with reason and science. Famed witch hunters Heinrich Kramer, architect of the infamous Malleus Maleficarum, and Matthew Hopkins, England’s notorious “Witchfinder General,” are covered as are the Salem Witch Trials and the last executions in Europe.


2020-07-14

A Popular History of Witchcraft

By Montague Summers
  • Full Title : A Popular History of Witchcraft
  • Author : Montague Summers
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1528763866
  • Pages : 306
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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First published in 1937, this volume offers an overview of witchcraft and its practices and history, written by Montague Summers. Augustus Montague Summers (1880 – 1948) was an English clergyman and author most famous for his studies on vampires, witches and werewolves—all of which he believed to be very much real. He also wrote the first English translation of the infamous 15th-century witch hunter's manual, the “Malleus Maleficarum”, in 1928. Contents include: “Of the Practice and Profession of Witchcraft; of the Contact; and the Familiar”, “Of the Practice of Witchcraft; of the Malice and Mischief of Witches; of the Devi's Mark; and of the Grimore”, “Of the Witch Covens and their Grand Masters; of their Journey to the Sabbat; and of the Sabbat Orgy”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “Witchcraft and Black Magic” (1946) and “The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism” (1947). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.


Malleus Maleficarum 1487 (Hexenhammer)

By Heinrich Institoris
  • Full Title : Malleus Maleficarum 1487 (Hexenhammer)
  • Author : Heinrich Institoris
  • Publisher : Georg Olms Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 9783487416434
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2020-04-09

The Science of Demons

By Jan Machielsen
  • Full Title : The Science of Demons
  • Author : Jan Machielsen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 135133364X
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Witches, ghosts, fairies. Premodern Europe was filled with strange creatures, with the devil lurking behind them all. But were his powers real? Did his powers have limits? Or were tales of the demonic all one grand illusion? Physicians, lawyers, and theologians at different times and places answered these questions differently and disagreed bitterly. The demonic took many forms in medieval and early modern Europe. By examining individual authors from across the continent, this book reveals the many purposes to which the devil could be put, both during the late medieval fight against heresy and during the age of Reformations. It explores what it was like to live with demons, and how careers and identities were constructed out of battles against them – or against those who granted them too much power. Together, contributors chart the history of the devil from his emergence during the 1300s as a threatening figure – who made pacts with human allies and appeared bodily – through to the comprehensive but controversial demonologies of the turn of the seventeenth century, when European witch-hunting entered its deadliest phase. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of the history of the supernatural in medieval and early modern Europe.


2011-06-30

England's First Demonologist

By Philip C. Almond
  • Full Title : England's First Demonologist
  • Author : Philip C. Almond
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0857719815
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The fables of witchcraft have taken so fast hold and deepe root in the heart of man, that few or none can indure with patience the hand and correction of God.' Reginald Scot, whose words these are, published his remarkable book The Discoverie of Witchcraft in 1584. England's first major work of demonology, witchcraft and the occult, the book was unashamedly sceptical. It is said that so outraged was King James VI of Scotland by the disbelieving nature of Scot's work that, on James' accession to the English throne in 1603, he ordered every copy to be destroyed. Yet for all the anger directed at Scot, and his scorn for Stuart orthodoxy about wiches, the paradox was that his detailed account of sorcery helped strengthen the hold of European demonologies in England while also inspiring the distinctively English tradition of secular magic and conjuring. Scot's influence was considerable. Shakespeare drew on The Discoverie of Witchcraft for his depiction of the witches in Macbeth. So too did fellow-playwright Thomas Middleton in his tragi-comedy The Witch. Recognising Scot's central importance in the history of ideas, Philip Almond places his subject in the febrile context of his age, examines the chief themes of his work and shows why his writings became a sourcebook for aspiring magicians and conjurors for several hundred years. England's First Demonologist makes a notable contribution to a fascinating but unjustly neglected topic in the study of Early Modern England and European intellectual history.


2013-12-07

The Shadow Reigns (Witch-Hunter #2)

By K.S. Marsden
  • Full Title : The Shadow Reigns (Witch-Hunter #2)
  • Author : K.S. Marsden
  • Publisher : K.S. Marsden
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The second part of the Witch-Hunter series. The world has been thrown into darkness by the Shadow Witch's revolution. The witch-hunters are scattered, but still strong. The race is now on to gather allies and win the war. New enemies will arise; loyalties will be pushed to the limit. And an important question will be answered: can a witch-hunter that practices magic ever be trusted, or will he be persecuted? It is said that 'love conquers all', but this twisted love must stay secret, locked away with the past.


2020-10-29

Abject Eroticism in Northern Renaissance Art

By Yvonne Owens
  • Full Title : Abject Eroticism in Northern Renaissance Art
  • Author : Yvonne Owens
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350190500
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Hans Baldung Grien, the most famous apprentice and close friend of German artist Albrecht Dürer, was known for his unique and highly eroticised images of witches. In paintings and woodcut prints, he gave powerful visual expression to late medieval tropes and stereotypes, such as the poison maiden, venomous virgin, the Fall of Man, 'death and the maiden' and other motifs and eschatological themes, which mingled abject and erotic qualities in the female body. Yvonne Owens reads these images against the humanist intellectual milieu of Renaissance Germany, showing how classical and medieval medicine and natural philosophy interpreted female anatomy as toxic, defective and dangerously beguiling. She reveals how Hans Baldung exploited this radical polarity to create moralising and titillating portrayals of how monstrous female sexuality victimised men and brought them low. Furthermore, these images issued from-and contributed to-the contemporary understanding of witchcraft as a heresy that stemmed from natural 'feminine defect,' a concept derived from Aristotle. Offering new and provocative interpretations of Hans Baldung's iconic witchcraft imagery, this book is essential reading for historians of art, culture and gender relations in the late medieval and early modern periods.


2014-01-10

Metamorphoses of the Werewolf

By Leslie A. Sconduto
  • Full Title : Metamorphoses of the Werewolf
  • Author : Leslie A. Sconduto
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 0786452161
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The mythical werewolf is known for its sudden transformation under the full moon, but the creature also underwent a narrative evolution through the centuries, from bloodthirsty creature to hero. Beginning with The Epic of Gilgamesh, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and an account in Petronius’ Satyricon, the book analyzes the context that created the traditional image of the werewolf as a savage beast. The Catholic Church’s response to the popular belief in werewolves and medieval literature’s sympathetic depiction of the werewolf as victim are presented to support the idea of the werewolf as a complex and varied cultural symbol. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.