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The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum
     

The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum

by Christopher S. Mackay
 

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ISBN-10: 0521747872

ISBN-13: 9780521747875

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521747875
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
668
Sales rank:
340,727
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; The Hammer of Witches; Explanatory notes; Glossary.

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