The Malleus Maleficarum download free [PDF and Ebook] by P. G. Maxwell Stuart

The Malleus Maleficarum download free [PDF and Ebook] by P. G. Maxwell Stuart year 2007
  • Book name: The Malleus Maleficarum
  • Author: P. G. Maxwell Stuart
  • Release date: 2007/11/22
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780719064432
  • Rating: 8.53 of 10
  • Votes: 595
  • Review by: Kaison Ebert
  • Review rating: 9.33 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the best-known treatises dealing with the problem of what to do with witches. It was written in 1487 by a Dominican inquisitor, Heinrich Institoris, following his failure to prosecute a number of women for witchcraft, it is in many ways a highly personal document, full of frustration at official complacency in the face of a spiritual threat, as well as being a practical guide for law-officers who have to deal with a cunning, dangerous enemy. Combining theological discussion, illustrative anecdotes, and useful advice for those involved in suppressing witchcraft, its influence on witchcraft studies has been extensive.The only previous translation into English, that by Montague Summers produced in 1928, is full of inaccuracies. It is written in a style almost unreadable nowadays, and is unfortunately coloured by his personal agenda. This new edited translation, with an introductory essay setting witchcraft, Institoris, and the Malleus into clear, readable English, corrects Summers' mistakes and offers a lean, unvarnished version of what Institoris actually wrote. It will undoubtedly become the standard translation of this important and controversial late-medieval text. - .
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H43M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Witchcraft & Wicca, Medieval History, Witchcraft, European History, Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.13 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x14.99mm
  • Weight: 400.07g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Manchester, United Kingdom

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