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The hammer of witches : a complete translation of the Malleus maleficarum

Author: Christopher S Mackay; Heinrich Institoris
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, religion and society. This highly acclaimed translation, based on the translator's extensive research and detailed analysis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Heinrich Institoris; Heinrich Institoris
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher S Mackay; Heinrich Institoris
ISBN: 9780521747875 0521747872
OCLC Number: 300030112
Description: vii, 657 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Authors --
Purpose of the work --
Composition and publication of the work --
Outline of the work --
Sources --
Disputed questions --
Intellectual context --
Role of women in sorcery --
Historical background --
Overall assessment of the Malleus --
Suggestions for further reading --
Notes on the translation --
Method of making references to the text --
Sources not from canon law --
Citations of canon law --
Outlining of the disputed questions --
Remarks on certain words in the translation --
Difficulties with grammatical gender --
The hammer of witches (Malleus maleficarum).
Responsibility: Christopher S. Mackay.

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The only complete, reliable English translation of this famous fifteenth-century text.  Read more...

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'Its paperback format makes it ideal for classroom use ... Mackay's translation is accurate ...' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

 
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