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Malleus Maleficarum (2 Volume Set) Latin and English

Mackay, Christopher S. Institoris, Henricus. Sprenger, Jacobus

ISBN 10: 0521859778 / ISBN 13: 9780521859776
Published by Cambridge Univ Press, Spain, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Oversized, scholarly two volume edition of this text with volume 1 being the Latin Text of 720pp and volume 2 being the English Translation of 615pp. Clean, tight, attractive copies in mylar-protected dust jackets. Will require additional shipping charges for international options. Bookseller Inventory # 031864

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Title: Malleus Maleficarum (2 Volume Set) Latin and...

Publisher: Cambridge Univ Press, Spain

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Thus

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The Malleus Maleficarum is the most famous early modern text on witches and witch hunting. Often known as the 'Hammer of Witches', the Malleus consists of a demonstration of the existence of witchcraft and a discussion of both the practice of witchcraft and cures for the injuries caused by it, together with a recommended method of exterminating it judicially. It was republished twenty-six times in the early modern period, and remained a standard text on witchcraft for centuries. This fully annotated edition is based on the first edition of 1486-7 and presents the Latin text together with a full textual apparatus. The extensive introduction discusses the authorship, method of composition, and intellectual background of the work. The second volume provides an accurate English translation, together with detailed explanatory notes. This important edition makes this vital text accessible to historians of the period and offers extraordinary insights into the attitudes and prejudices inspired by the fear of witches.

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The Malleus Maleficarum is the most famous early modern text on witches and witch hunting. This fully annotated edition, based on the first edition of 1486-7 presents the Latin text together with an accurate English translation, making this vital text easily accessible to historians of the period.

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