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The hammer of witches : a complete translation of the Malleus maleficarum / Christopher S. Mackay. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Mackay, Christopher S., 1962- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (vii, 657 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Subjects:
Witchcraft -- Early works to 1800.
Demonology -- Early works to 1800.
Criminal procedure (Canon law) -- Early works to 1800.
Institoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505. Malleus maleficarum.
Summary:
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. Mackay's highly acclaimed translation, based on his extensive research and detailed analysis of the Latin text, is the only complete English version available, and the most reliable. Now available in a single volume, this key text is at last accessible to students and scholars of medieval history and literature. With detailed explanatory notes and a guide to further reading, this volume offers a unique insight into the fifteenth-century mind and its sense of sin, punishment and retribution.
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).
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Contains:
Institoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505. Malleus maleficarum.
ISBN:
1-107-19341-9
0-511-64651-8
0-511-65059-0
0-511-53982-7
1-282-39093-7
9786612390937
0-511-53815-4
0-511-53898-7
0-511-62674-6
OCLC:
609840609