Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in , claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Extraordinary document () on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches’ powers. The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer), first published in , is arguably one of the most infamous books ever written, due primarily to.
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Of Apparitions of Demons or Spectres. Reproduced from a rare limited edition published in and supplemented with many erudite editorial notes by the Rev. Description Were witches real in the Middle Ages? The History of the Devil Paul Carus.
Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Compendiu category link is on Wikidata All stub articles. Compendium maleficarum Francesco Maria Guazzo Snippet view – This probing work, by a distinguished writer and scholar who perceived the devil as an evil force seeking to destroy men’s bodies and souls, was an attempt to help man live piously and devoutly, thus guarding against such seductions and manipulations.
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The Classic Account of an Ancient Superstition. Book ratings by Compenidum. Product Description Product Details This extraordinary document, considered one of the most important manuals ever compiled on witchcraft, offers striking insight into the early seventeenth-century mind and society’s attempts to cope with the evils it saw manifested in sorcery.
The Werewolf in Lore and Legend. Cowan Limited preview – Montague Summers, the Compendium Maleficarum includes profoundly serious discussions of witches’ pacts with the devil, finely detailed descriptions of witches’ powers, poisons, and crimes; sleep-inducing spells and methods for removing them, apparitions of demons and specters, diseases caused by demons, and other topics.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate This is an excellent view into a witch crazed mindset. Devils, Demons, and Witchcraft: The Secret Teachings of All Ages: 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.
The Book of Enoch R. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Of Vulgar Purgation by Fire. The Key of Solomon the King S. The Malleus Maleficarum Jakob Sprenger. Contemporary cases illustrate methods by which witches attempt to control and subvert the world: 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.
Reprint of the edition. This probing work, by a distinguished writer and scholar who perceived the devil as an evil force seeking to destroy men’s bodies and souls, was an attempt to help man live piously and devoutly, thus guarding against such seductions and manipulations.
The book was not translated into English untilwhen this was accomplished under the direction of the witchcraft scholar Montague Summers. Of the Trial by S1ngle Combat. Serious discussions of witches’ powers, poisons, crimes, more. Witchcraft and Black Magic. Selected pages Title Page. It also contains Guazzo’s classification of demonsbased on a previous work by Michael Psellus.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An Encyclopaedia of Occultism. 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. Account Options Sign in. A collection of writings by the Ambrosian monk Francesco Maria Guazzo, the Compendium comprehensively and penetratingly describes the entire practice and profession compendiim witchcraft.