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Author: Francesco Maria Guazzo; Montague Summers
Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble [1970]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guazzo, Francesco Maria.
Compendium maleficarum.
New York, Barnes & Noble [1970]
(OCoLC)768005611
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Maria Guazzo; Montague Summers
ISBN: 038904038X 9780389040385
OCLC Number: 101205
Notes: Facsimile of the 1929 ed.
Description: xxi, 206 pages illustrations 27 cm
Contents: 1. The nature and extent of the force of imagination --
Of artificial magic --
Whether this magic can produce true effects --
That witches effect their marvels with the help of the devil --
The men of old accredited witches with marvelous deeds --
Of the witches' -pact with the devil --
By their terrible deeds and imprecations witches produce rain and hail, etc. --
The power of witches over external things --
Whether the devil and truly enrich his subjects --
Whether witches can by their art create any living thing --
Whether there truly are incubus and succubus devils; and whether children can be generated by copulation with them --
Whether witches are really transported from place to place to their nightly assemblies --
Whether witches can transmute bodies from one form to another --
whether witches have power to make beasts talk --
whether the devil can make men insensible to torture --
Whether by witchcraft and devil's work the sexes can be interchanged 2. Dealing with the various kinds of witchcraft, and certain other matters which should be known --
Of soporific spells --
Witches use human corpses for the murder of men --
Of Witches' Poisons --
Of tying the points --
Of incendiary witchcraft --
The devil wishes to perpetuate the race of witches --
Of the various ways by which witches vent their spite upon the human race --
Of the different diseases brought by demons --
Why God permits the devil so to busy himself with witchcraft --
The laws observed by witches in causing and in curing sickness --
Witches use something of religion in healing sickness --
Threatening or beating witches is the best method of removing the spells cast by them --
After the many blasphemies committed by witches, the demon at last tries to induce them to kill themselves with their own hands --
Upon those who have once fallen into his power the devil keeps a tenacious grip, even when they stand tortured before their judges, or in holy places, or wherever they may be --
A summary in a few words of all the crimes of witches --
The devil deceives and seduces by means of false revelations or apparitions --
Of the appeal to God --
Of the trial by single combat --
Of vulgar purgation by fire --
Of superstitious folk 3. Treating of the divine remedies for those who are bewitched, and of other certain matters --
Whether it is lawful to remove a psell in order to heal one that is bewitched --
How to distinguish demoniacs and those who are simply bewitched --
Recent examples o the mercy of God and tyrrany of the devil --
Of divine and supernatural remedies
Other Titles: Compendium maleficarum.
Responsibility: [Edited with notes by Montague Summers. Translated by E.A. Ashwin].

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