Malleus Maleficarum The Witch Hammer

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ISBN: 9783849644642
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Number of pages: 409
Author: Jakob Sprenger
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

Download and read online Malleus Maleficarum The Witch Hammer in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: 9781602063846
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Number of pages: 292
Author: Heinrich Kramer
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum in PDF and EPUB "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.


Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: UOM:35112104536315
Release Date: 1948
Number of pages: 277
Author: Heinrich Institoris
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The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft

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ISBN: 9781847795670
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Number of pages: 224
Author: Heinrich Institoris
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft in PDF and EPUB The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the best-known treatises dealing with the problem of what to do with witches. It was written in 1487 by a Dominican inquisitor, Heinrich Institoris, following his failure to prosecute a number of women for witchcraft, it is in many ways a highly personal document, full of frustration at official complacency in the face of a spiritual threat, as well as being a practical guide for law-officers who have to deal with a cunning, dangerous enemy. Combining theological discussion, illustrative anecdotes, and useful advice for those involved in suppressing witchcraft, its influence on witchcraft studies has been extensive. The only previous translation into English, that by Montague Summers produced in 1928, is full of inaccuracies. It is written in a style almost unreadable nowadays, and is unfortunately coloured by his personal agenda. This new edited translation, with an introductory essay setting witchcraft, Institoris, and the Malleus into clear, readable English, corrects Summers' mistakes and offers a lean, unvarnished version of what Institoris actually wrote. It will undoubtedly become the standard translation of this important and controversial late-medieval text.


The Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: 9781847798053
Release Date: 2013-01-18
Number of pages: 320
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Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum in PDF and EPUB The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the best-known treatises dealing with the problem of what to do with witches. It was written in 1487 by a Dominican inquisitor, Heinrich Institoris, following his failure to prosecute a number of women for witchcraft, it is in many ways a highly personal document, full of frustration at official complacency in the face of a spiritual threat, as well as being a practical guide for law-officers who have to deal with a cunning, dangerous enemy. Combining theological discussion, illustrative anecdotes, and useful advice for those involved in suppressing witchcraft, its influence on witchcraft studies has been extensive. The only previous translation into English, that by Montague Summers produced in 1928, is full of inaccuracies. It is written in a style almost unreadable nowadays, and is unfortunately coloured by his personal agenda. This new edited translation, with an introductory essay setting witchcraft, Institoris, and the Malleus into clear, readable English, corrects Summers' mistakes and offers a lean, unvarnished version of what Institoris actually wrote. It will undoubtedly become the standard translation of this important and controversial late-medieval text.


The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

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ISBN: 9780486122694
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Number of pages: 336
Author: Montague Summers
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: 9781329971448
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Author: Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger
Publisher: Lulu.com

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The Hammer of Witches

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ISBN: 9781107393714
Release Date: 2009-05-28
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Author: Christopher S. Mackay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Hammer of Witches in PDF and EPUB 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.


Malleus Maleficarum Montague Summers Translation

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ISBN: 1891396552
Release Date: 2011-01
Number of pages: 330
Author: Jakob Sprenger
Publisher: Martino Fine Books

Download and read online Malleus Maleficarum Montague Summers Translation in PDF and EPUB 2011 Reprint of 1928 Edition. The Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for "The Hammer of Witches") is a famous treatise on witches, written in 1486 by Heinrich Kramer, an Inquisitor of the Catholic Church, and was first published in Germany in 1487. Jacob Sprenger is also often attributed as an author. The main purpose of the Malleus was to attempt to systematically refute arguments claiming that witchcraft does not exist, discredit those who expressed skepticism about its reality, to claim that witches were more often women than men, and to educate magistrates on the procedures that could find them out and convict them. This edition of Malleus Maleficarum is here translated into English for the first time. It contains a note upon the bibliography of the Malleus Maleficarum and includes bibliographical references. Translated, with introductions, bibliography and notes by Montague Summers.


Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: 1517066409
Release Date: 2015-08-26
Number of pages: 236
Author: Heinrich Kramer
Publisher: CreateSpace

Download and read online Malleus Maleficarum in PDF and EPUB Malleus Maleficarum - The Hammer of the Witches - Written in 1486 - By Heinrich Kramer, Translated by Montague Summers - THE COMPLETE ORIGINAL 3 PART ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE HUNTING AND QUESTIONING OF WITCHES - Magic, sorcery, and witchcraft - It has been recognized even from the very earliest times, during the first gropings towards the essential conveniences of social decency and social order, that witchcraft is an evil thing, an enemy to light, an ally of the powers of darkness, disruption, and decay. Sometimes, no doubt, primitive communities were obliged to tolerate the witch and her works owing to fear; in other words, witchcraft was a kind of blackmail; but directly Cities were able to to co-ordinate, and it became possible for Society to protect itself, precautions were taken and safeguards were instituted against this curse, this bane whose object seemed to blight all that was fair, all that was just and good, and that was well-appointed and honourable, in a word, whose aim proved to be set up on high the red standard of revolution; to overwhelm religion, existing order, and the comeliness of life in an abyss of anarchy, nihilism, and despair. In his great treatise De Ciutate Dei S. Augustine set forth the theory, or rather the living fact, of the two Cities, the City of God, and the opposing stronghold of all that is not for God, that is to say, of all that is against Him. This seems to be a natural truth which the inspired Doctor has so eloquently demonstrated in his mighty pages, and even before the era of Christianity men recognized the verity, and nations who had never heard the Divine command put into practice the obligation of the Mosaic maxim: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (Vulgate: Maleficos non patieris uiuere. Douay: Wizards thou shalt not suffer to live. Exodus, xxii, 18.) It is true that both in the Greek and in the earlier Roman cults, worships often directly derived from secret and sombre sources, ancient gods, or rather demons, had their awful superstitions and their horrid rites, powers whom men dreaded but out of very terror placated; fanes men loathed but within whose shadowed portals they bent and bowed the knee perforce in trembling fear. Such deities were the Thracian Bendis, whose manifestation was heralded by the howling of her fierce black hounds, and Hecate the terrible "QUeen of the realm of ghosts," as Euripides calls her, and the vampire Mormo and the dark Summanus who at midnight hurled loud thunderbolts and launched the deadly levin through the starless sky.


Hammer of the Witches

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ISBN: 1540405540
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 238
Author: Heinrich Kramer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online Hammer of the Witches in PDF and EPUB Malleus Maleficarum 1486 Hammer of the Witches Heinrich Kramer Translated by Montague Summers The Malleus Maleficarum usually translated as Hammer of Witches is the best known and the most important treatise on witchcraft. It was written by the Catholic clergyman Heinrich Kramer and first published in the German city of Speyer in 1487. It endorses extermination of witches and for this purpose develops a detailed legal and theological theory that is misogynistic. It was a bestseller, second only to the Bible in terms of sales for almost 200 years. It has been recognized even from the very earliest times, during the first gropings towards the essential conveniences of social decency and social order, that witchcraft is an evil thing, an enemy to light, an ally of the powers of darkness, disruption, and decay. Sometimes, no doubt, primitive communities were obliged to tolerate the witch and her works owing to fear; in other words, witchcraft was a kind of blackmail; but directly Cities were able to to co-ordinate, and it became possible for Society to protect itself, precautions were taken and safeguards were instituted against this curse, this bane whose object seemed to blight all that was fair, all that was just and good, and that was well-appointed and honourable, in a word, whose aim proved to be set up on high the red standard of revolution; to overwhelm religion, existing order, and the comeliness of life in an abyss of anarchy, nihilism, and despair. In his great treatise De Ciutate Dei S. Augustine set forth the theory, or rather the living fact, of the two Cities, the City of God, and the opposing stronghold of all that is not for God, that is to say, of all that is against Him.


The Malleus Maleficarum Scholar s Choice Edition

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ISBN: 1296090914
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Number of pages: 536
Author: Professor Montague Summers
Publisher: Scholar's Choice

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum Scholar s Choice Edition in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


The Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: 1520296738
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Number of pages: 257
Author: James Sprenger
Publisher:

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum in PDF and EPUB The original translation of the Malleus Maleficarum in all its' horrific glory.A new introduction by the editor offers a new insight in how to approach the subject matter and how to approach and interact with those that this text at one time condemned.


The Malleus Maleficarum

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ISBN: 1470197294
Release Date: 2012-03-17
Number of pages: 336
Author: Montague Summers
Publisher:

Download and read online The Malleus Maleficarum in PDF and EPUB This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.


The Concept of Woman

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ISBN: 0802833462
Release Date: 2005-12-01
Number of pages: 560
Author: Prudence Allen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Download and read online The Concept of Woman in PDF and EPUB This seminal work is the second volume of a widely praised study of the concept of woman in the history of Western philosophy. Sister Prudence Allen explores claims about sex and gender identity in the works of over fifty philosophers (both men and women) in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods. Touching on the thought of every philosopher who considered sex or gender identity between A.D. 1250 and 1500, The Concept of Woman provides the analytical categories necessary for situating contemporary discussion of women in relation to men. Adding to the accessibility of this fine discussion are informative illustrations, helpful summary charts, and extracts of original source material (some not previously available in English). Encyclopedic in coverage yet clearly organized and well written, The Concept of Woman will be an invaluable resource for readers interested in a wide range of disciplines.