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The Malleus maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger.

Author: Heinrich Institoris; Jakob Sprenger
Publisher: New York, Dover [1971]
Series: Dover books on the Orient, mysticism, and related areas.
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For nearly three centuries Malleus Maleficarum (the witches hammer) was the professional manual for witch hunters. This book by two of the most famous Inquisitors of the age is still a document of the force of that eras beliefs. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinrich Institoris; Jakob Sprenger
ISBN: 0486228029 9780486228020
OCLC Number: 246623
Notes: Reprint of the 1928 ed. Includes the introd. to the 1948 reprint ed.
"A note upon the bibliography of the Malleus maleficarum": p. [xli]-xlii.
Description: xiv, 277 pages 26 cm.
Contents: The first part, treating of the three necessary concomitants of witchcraft, which are the Devil, a witch, and the permission of almighty God --
The second part, treating of the methods by which the works of witchcraft are wrought and directed, and how they may be successfully annulled and dissolved --
The third part, relating to the judicial proceedings in both the ecclesiastical and civil courts against witches and indeed all heretics.
Series Title: Dover books on the Orient, mysticism, and related areas.
Other Titles: Malleus malificarum.
Responsibility: Translated with introductions, bibliography, and notes by Montague Summers.

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For nearly three centuries Malleus Maleficarum (the witches hammer) was the professional manual for witch hunters. This book by two of the most famous Inquisitors of the age is still a document of the force of that eras beliefs. 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. Even if you do not believe in the witchcraft, the world of 1484 did.

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