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The Malleus Maleficarum And The Construction Of Witchcraft

The Malleus Maleficarum And The Construction Of Witchcraft

by Hans Peter Broedel
     
 

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Shows the Malleus, a very well known and widely quoted medieval text, to be highly idiosyncratic, and unusual in its ideas, even among the texts of other contemporary witch-theorists. The first book to deal with the discourse of witchcraft among fifteenth-century theorists in its full complexity. Attempts to understand witchcraft as part of the Malleus' authors'

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Shows the Malleus, a very well known and widely quoted medieval text, to be highly idiosyncratic, and unusual in its ideas, even among the texts of other contemporary witch-theorists. The first book to deal with the discourse of witchcraft among fifteenth-century theorists in its full complexity. Attempts to understand witchcraft as part of the Malleus' authors' wider intellectual world. Shows how contemporary scholars engaged in a lively debate over the nature of witchcraft. A further addition to MUP's highly regarded collection of books on witchcraft.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719064418
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Hans Peter Broedel is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Hamilton College, New York

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