Published in English. Pages, ISBN · · OCLC · Compendium Maleficarum is a witch-hunter’s manual written in Latin by Francesco Maria. The Malleus Maleficarum, usually translated as the Hammer of Witches, is the best known and Behringer, Werner Tschacher. , English, Malleus Maleficarum – The Witch Hammer, J. Sprenger, H. Kramer, trans. by Montague Summers. Compendium Maleficarum: The Montague Summers Edition. Front Cover . Materializing Gender in Early Modern English Literature and Culture · Will Fisher.
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Heinrich Kramer, the text’s demented author, was held up as a typical inquisitor.
Compendium Maleficarum – Wikipedia
The Malleus Maleficarum and the Construction of Witchcraft: But in other regions, for example French-speaking western Switzerland, Protestant rulers were more severe than Catholic overlords in prosecuting witches Monter They interact with witches, usually sexually.
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Kramer and Sprenger were the first to raise harmful sorcery to the criminal status of heresy. The ancient subjects of astronomyphilosophyand medicine were being reintroduced to the West at this time, as well as a plethora of ancient texts being rediscovered and studied.
Sometimes, as in the Saarland, Catholic overlords the Duke of Lorraine and the Archbishop of Trier were more likely to sponsor witch-hunts than Protestant sovereigns in this case, the Lutheran Count of Nassau and the Calvinist Count of Zweibrucken. Of the Appeal to God. Citing such views, Kramer malfficarum Sprenger find that women are ‘intellectually like children,’ credulous and impressionable, and therefore easily fall prey to the devil.
Kramer wrote the Malleus following his expulsion from Innsbruck by the local bishop, due to charges of illegal behavior against Kramer himself, and because of Kramer’s obsession with the sexual habits of one of the accused, Helena Scheuberinwhich led the other tribunal members to suspend the trial.
Indeed, the very title of the Malleus Maleficarum is feminine, alluding to the idea that it was women who were the villains. Views Read Edit View history. The englixh reason is that at the foundation of sorcery is denial of faith and “woman, therefore, is evil as a result of nature because she doubts more quickly in the faith.
Whether this Magic can produce True Effects. Other editions – View all Compendium Maleficarum: Maximilian I] takes these Inquisitors under his complete protection, ordering and commanding each and every subject of the Roman Empire to render all favor and assistance to these Inquisitors and otherwise to act in the manner that is more fully contained and included in the letter. They were worthy of presence and patronage of Patriarch of Venice. He was appointed as papal nuncio and his assignment as inquisitor was changed to Bohemia and Moravia by Pope Alexander VI in My library Help Advanced Book Search.
malefficarum The reasons for this is the suggestion that women are “prone to believing and because the demon basically seeks to corrupt the faith, he assails them in particular. Retrieved from ” https: For the Supernatural episode, see Malleus Maleficarum Supernatural. Section I examines the concept of witchcraft theoretically, compendiuk the point of view of natural philosophy and theology. Theology and Popular Belief. Women speak the language of idiots, Aristotle contends; like slaves, they are incapable of governing themselves or developing into the ‘zoon politicon’.
Secular courts, not inquisitorial ones, resorted to the Malleus “.
For example, it devotes large sections to incubi and succubi and questions regarding their roles in pregnancies, the submission of witches to incubi, and protections against them. Witches were usually female.
Malleus Maleficarum (1486)
compendikm Broedel, a historian who writes that it is likely that Sprenger’s contribution was minimal, nonetheless says that “Sprenger certainly wrote the Apologia auctoris which prefaces the Malleus and agreed to be a coauthor.
It directed Bishop of Strasburg then Albert of Palatinate-Mosbach to accept the authority of Heinrich Kramer as an Inquisitor, although the motivation of the papal bull was likely political. The Athlone Press London.