The Malleus Maleficarum

Author: Heinrich Kramer,James Sprenger
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602063842
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 292
View: 3516
"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.

The Hammer of Witches

A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum
Author: Christopher S. Mackay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521747872
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 657
View: 4670
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. This highly acclaimed translation, based on the translator's extensive research and detailed analysis of the Latin text, is the only complete English version available, and the most reliable.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.

The Malleus Maleficarum and the Construction of Witchcraft

Author: Hans Peter Broedel
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064418
Category: History
Page: 209
View: 4947
What was witchcraft? Were witches real? How should witches be identified? How should they be judged? Towards the end of the middle ages these were new questions, without answers hallowed by time and authority. Between 1430 and 1500, a number of learned "witch-theorists" attempted to provide the answers, and of these perhaps the most famous are the Dominican inquisitors Heinrich Institoris and Jacob Sprenger, the authors of the Malleus Maleficarum, The Hammer of Witches. This, the first book-length study of the Malleus in English, provides students and scholars with an introduction to this text and to the conceptual world of its authors. Ultimately, this book argues that although the Malleus was a highly idiosyncratic text, with a view of witches very different from that of competing authors, its arguments were powerfully compelling and so remained influential long after alternatives were forgotten.

Malleus Maleficarum- Montague Summers Translation

Author: Jakob Sprenger
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
ISBN: 9781891396557
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 330
View: 2124
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.

On the Demon-mania of Witches

Author: Jean Bodin,Randy A. Scott,Jonathan L. Pearl,Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
ISBN: 9780969751250
Category: Demonology
Page: 218
View: 4538

Compendium Maleficarum

The Montague Summers Edition
Author: Francesco Maria Guazzo
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121100
Category: History
Page: 206
View: 3184
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.

Compendium Maleficarum

Author: Francesco Maria Guazzo,Montague Summers
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585092468
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 9904
Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in 1628, claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Was used as support in the accusation of witches at the time, although we can recognize much of it today as being paranoid superstition by religious authorities. 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.

Shaman of Oberstdorf

Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night
Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813918532
Category: History
Page: 203
View: 8940
"Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine town of Oberstdorf, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Vorarlberg, was awash in legends and rumors of prophets and healers, of spirits and specters, of witches and soothsayers. The book focuses on the life of a horse wrangler named Chonrad Stoeckhlin [1549-1587], whose extraordinary visions of the afterlife and enthusiastic practice of the occult eventually led to his death-and to the death of a number of village women-for crimes of witchcraft. Wolfgang Behringer is one of the premier historians of German witchcraft, not only because of his mastery of the subject at the regional level, but because he also writes movingly, forcefully, and with an eye for the telling anecdote."

The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

Author: Montague Summers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122697
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 336
View: 9035
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

Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719064432
Category: History
Page: 266
View: 4934
This title offers a new translation of the medieval treatise on witchcraft, the Malleus Maleficarum, by the Dominican inquisitor Heinrich Institoris.

The Demonology of King James I

Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland
Author: Donald Tyson
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738729949
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 360
View: 1758
Written by King James I and published in 1597, the original edition of Demonology is widely regarded as one of the most interesting and controversial religious writings in history, yet because it is written in the language of its day, it has been notoriously difficult to understand. Now occult scholar Donald Tyson has modernized and annotated the original text, making this historically important work accessible to contemporary readers. Also deciphered here, for the first time, is the anonymous tract News from Scotland, an account of the North Berwick witch trials over which King James presided. Tyson examines King James’ obsession with witches and their alleged attempts on his life, and offers a knowledgeable and sympathetic look at the details of magick and witchcraft in the Jacobean period. Demonology features historical woodcut illustrations and includes the original old English texts in their entirety. This reference work is the key to an essential source text on seventeenth-century witchcraft and the Scottish witch trials

The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Lerner
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
ISBN: 9780268160807
Page: N.A
View: 2731
The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages has been widely recognized as the standard work on the subject in any language. Robert E. Lerner examines this fourteenth-century European heresy as it appeared in its own age. He concludes that the Free-Spirit movement was not a tightly organized sect of anarchistic deviants, but rather a spectrum of belief that emphasized voluntary poverty and quietist mysticism.

François Duquesnoy and the Greek Ideal

Author: Estelle Cecile Lingo
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300124835
Category: Art
Page: 240
View: 3770
This book is the first in English devoted to Francois Duquesnoy, a central figure in seventeenth-century European sculpture, a rival to Bernini, and a leading light in an artistic milieu that included Poussin and Rubens. Estelle Lingo reconstructs Duquesnoy's pursuit in Rome of a modern artistic practice "in the Greek manner." Reconstruction of Duquesnoy's Greek ideal enables Lingo to offer new interpretations of his exquisite marble and bronze sculptures. Moreover, she demonstrates that the archeological and poetic vision of Greek art developed by Duquesnoy and his circle formed the basis of Johann Joachim Winclemann's influential Reflections on the Imitation of Greek Works in Painting and Sculpture - thus overturning the long-held assumption that no meaningful distinction was made between ancient Greek and Roman art prior to Winckelmann's work in the eighteenth century. Examining in detail how Duquesnoy developed and employed his "Greek manner," Lingo brings to light the extent of his contributions to European culture and aesthetics, and to the rise of Neoclassicism.

Blood Sacrifice and the Nation

Totem Rituals and the American Flag
Author: Carolyn Marvin,David W. Ingle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521626095
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
View: 1772
This compelling book argues that American patriotism is a civil religion of blood sacrifice, which periodically kills its children to keep the group together. The flag is the sacred object of this religion; its sacrificial imperative is a secret which the group keeps from itself to survive. Expanding Durkheim's theory of the totem taboo as the organizing principle of enduring groups, Carolyn Marvin uncovers the system of sacrifice and regeneration which constitutes American nationalism, shows why historical instances of these rituals succeed or fail in unifying the group, and explains how mass media are essential to the process. American culture is depicted as ritually structured by a fertile center and sacrificial borders of death. Violence plays a key part in its identity. In essence, nationalism is neither quaint historical residue nor atavistic extremism, but a living tradition which defines American life.

All Can Be Saved

Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300150539
Category: HISTORY
Page: 351
View: 618
It would seem unlikely that one could discover tolerant religious attitudes in Spain, Portugal, and the New World colonies during the era of the Inquisition, when enforcement of Catholic orthodoxy was widespread and brutal. Yet this groundbreaking book does exactly that. Drawing on an enormous body of historical evidence--including records of the Inquisition itself--the historian Stuart Schwartz investigates the idea of religious tolerance and its evolution in the Hispanic world from 1500 to 1820. Focusing on the attitudes and beliefs of common people rather than those of intellectual elites, the author finds that no small segment of the population believed in freedom of conscience and rejected the exclusive validity of the Church. The book explores various sources of tolerant attitudes, the challenges that the New World presented to religious orthodoxy, the complex relations between popular and learned culture, and many related topics. The volume concludes with a discussion of the relativist ideas that were taking hold elsewhere in Europe during this era.

The Witchcraft Reader

Author: Darren Oldridge
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415214933
Category: History
Page: 448
View: 3343
Offering a selection of historical writing on witchcraft, this text explores how belief in witchcraft began and the social and cultural context in which this belief flourished. A range of historical perspectives is collected here.

The Dictionary of Demons

Names of the Damned
Author: Michelle Belanger
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738727458
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
View: 3321
The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon’s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.

Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft

Author: Jonathan Durrant,Michael D. Bailey
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810875128
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 292
View: 9547
The second edition of Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft covers the history of the Witchcraft from 1750 B.C.E. though the modern day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on witch hunts, witchcraft trials, and related practices around the world. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of witchcraft.

Religion and the Decline of Magic

Studies in Popular Beliefs in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England
Author: Keith Thomas
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141932406
Category: History
Page: 880
View: 8085
Witchcraft, astrology, divination and every kind of popular magic flourished in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, from the belief that a blessed amulet could prevent the assaults of the Devil to the use of the same charms to recover stolen goods. At the same time the Protestant Reformation attempted to take the magic out of religion, and scientists were developing new explanations of the universe. Keith Thomas's classic analysis of beliefs held on every level of English society begins with the collapse of the medieval Church and ends with the changing intellectual atmosphere around 1700, when science and rationalism began to challenge the older systems of belief.