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Cover of: Malleus Maleficarum by Heinrich Kramer, James Sprenger

Malleus Maleficarum
Or, The Hammer of Witches
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Published by Forgotten Books .

About the Book

"The Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for “The Hammer of Witches”, or “Hexenhammer” in German) is one of the most famous medieval treatises on witches. It was written in 1486 by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger, and was first published in Germany in 1487. Its main purpose was to challenge all arguments against the existence of witchcraft and to instruct magistrates on how to identify, interrogate and convict witches."

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First Sentence

Whether the belief that there are such beings as witches is so essential a part of the Catholic faith that obstinately to maintain the opposite manifestly savours of heresy.

ID Numbers

Open Library OL23380707M
ISBN 13 9781605069418
OCLC/WorldCat 313750736
Library Thing 92660
Goodreads 6097107


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History Created June 9, 2009 · 5 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS

April 29, 2011 Edited by OCLC Bot Added OCLC numbers.
August 19, 2010 Edited by IdentifierBot added LibraryThing ID
April 16, 2010 Edited by bgimpertBot Added goodreads ID.
April 13, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the edition.
June 9, 2009 Created by George Trying to create the initial book record.