Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in , claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Extraordinary document () on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers. The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer), first published in , is arguably one of the most infamous books ever written, due primarily to.

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Under a Bull of Pope Innocent VIII, Kramer and Sprenger exposed the heresy of those who did not believe in witches and set forth the proper order of the world with devils, witches, and the will of God. Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy. Retrieved from ” https: The Best Books of The Malleus Maleficarum Jakob Sprenger.

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This handbook on witchcraft, first published inclaims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. My library Help Advanced Book Search. No eBook available Book Tree Amazon.

The Classic Account of an Ancient Superstition. Montague Summers Snippet view – Lost Keys of Freemasonry Manly P. A collection of writings by the Ambrosian monk Francesco Maria Guazzo, the Compendium comprehensively and penetratingly describes the entire practice and profession of witchcraft.


This page was last edited on 4 Januaryat The book is valuable, however, in the sense that it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted. Media related to Compendium Maleficarum at Wikimedia Commons. Martha Brossier Labourd witch-hunt of Aix-en-Provence possessions Loudun possessions Louviers possessions Affair of the Poisons Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

As Summers says, it was the casebook on every magistrate’s desk. Witchcraft and Black Magic. Of the Witches Pact with the Devil.

Compendium Maleficarum : The Montague Summers Edition

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Description This extraordinary document, considered one of the most important manuals ever compiled on witchcraft, offers striking insight into the early seventeenth-century mind and dompendium attempts to cope with the evils it saw manifested in sorcery. First published inthe commentaries compenxium at an appropriate time. How and why women roast their first-born male child; the confession of how to raise a tempest by a washwoman suspended “hardly clear of the ground” by her thumbs; methods of making a formal pact with the Devil; how witches deprive men of their vital member; and many others.

The book is valuable because it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft at the time, and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted.

Other books in this comlendium. Contemporary accounts noted that witchcraft and sorcery had “spread in all directions,” leaving “no country, town, village, or district, no class of society” free from the practice.



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Of Apparitions of Demons or Spectres. Compendium maleficarum Francesco Maria Guazzo Snippet view – Compendium maleficarum, collected in 3 books from many sources, showing the iniquitous and execrable operations of witches against the human race, and the divine remedies by which they may be frustrated illustration from the original edition.

The Montague Summers Edition By: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This is a handbook on witchcraft first published inclaiming to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft.