The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum by Christopher S. MackayThe Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum by Christopher S. Mackay

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

byChristopher S. Mackay

Paperback | May 29, 2009

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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.
Title:The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus MaleficarumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.18 inPublished:May 29, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521747872

ISBN - 13:9780521747875

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witch's bane If you're looking to punish witches this is your book. Also if like you you're not looking to do such a thing as witch's are people too, you may use this as a handy reference.
Date published: 2016-12-20

Table of Contents

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

Editorial Reviews

"Mackay has done a splendid job with the translation of this important work, and his commentary is a book in itself...provides useful information to both the general reader or undergraduate student and to graduate students or other scholars...sure to take its place among several recent and well-done translations of important demonological texts." --Jane P. Davidson, University of Nevada: Sixteenth Century Journal