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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum - Heinrich Kramer, Jakob Sprenger, Christopher S. Mackay
The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum
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The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486-7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout the early modern period. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to contribute to our knowledge of early modern law,... show more
The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486-7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft and it remained in print throughout the early modern period. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to contribute to our knowledge of early modern law, religion and society. Mackay's highly acclaimed translation, based on his extensive research and detailed analysis of the Latin text, is the only complete English version available, and the most reliable. Now available in a single volume, this key text is at last accessible to students and scholars of medieval history and literature. With detailed explanatory notes and a guide to further reading, this volume offers a unique insight into the fifteenth-century mind and its sense of sin, punishment and retribution.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780521747875 (0521747872)
ASIN: 521747872
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages no: 668
Edition language: English
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MerissaArchaeolibrarian
MerissaArchaeolibrarian rated it
3.0 REVIEW BY MERISSA - Malleus Maleficarum by James Sprenger, Heinrich Kramer, Montague Summers
This book is classed at the Witch Hunter's Bible, and details some of the thinking of the people involved in the Witch Hunts. It is divided into different parts - an introduction to the 1928 version, an introduction to the 1948 version, and then parts two and three. These parts are set up with a que...
LittleMissProcrastination
LittleMissProcrastination rated it
0.5 As Bad As It Gets
This is about as bad as it gets. Interested in what fanned the flames of the religious persecutions that swept Europe in the 1500-1700's? Here it is, 'The Hammer of the Witches'. Guaranteed to offend.
basswood
basswood rated it
Fascinating review to come this weekend.
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
2.0
Funny if you consider the times, but it was freaking me out so badly that I had to stop reading it.
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