The Malleus Maleficarum Of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

The Malleus Maleficarum Of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger by Montague Summers


ISBN
9780486228020
Published
Released
19 / 12 / 2011
Binding
Paperback
Pages
278
Dimensions
169 x 254 x 19mm

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. For nearly three centuries Malleus Maleficarum (The Witches' Hammer) was the professional manual for witch hunters.

This work by two of the most famous Inquisitors of the age is still a document of the forces of that era's 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 witchcraft, the world of 1484 did. Contemporary cases illustrate methods by which witches attempt to control and subvert the world: 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.

Methods of destroying and curing witchcraft, such as remedies against incubus and succubus devils, are exemplified and weighed by the authors. Formal rules for initiating a process of justice are set down: how it should be conducted and the method of pronouncing sentence; when to use the trial by the red-hot-iron; how the prosecutor should protect himself; how the body is to be shaved and searched for tokens and amulets, including those sewn under the skin. As Summers says, it was the casebook on every magistrate's desk. Montague Summers has given a very sympathetic translation. His two introductions are filled with examples of witchcraft and the historical importance of Malleus Maleficarum. This famous document should interest the historian, the student of witchcraft and the occult, and the psychologist who is interested in the medieval mind as it was confronted with various forces which could be explained only by witchcraft.
69.99

This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.


Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Montague Summers

Vampires and Vampirism
by MONTAGUE SUMMERS
25.99
25.99
_% Off

You might also like

The Golden Future
32.99
32.99
_% Off
The Angel Numbers Book
24.99
24.99
_% Off
Angels  Auras Oracle
31.99
31.99
_% Off
Guardian Angels
33.99
33.99
_% Off
Divine Masters Ancient Wisdom
34.99
34.99
_% Off
A Little Bit Of Angels
14.99
14.99
_% Off
Spirit Talker
32.99
32.99
_% Off
Activate Your Psychic Powers
29.99
29.99
_% Off
Angels And Archangels
36.99
36.99
_% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.