Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2003

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719064418

Bookseller Code (01)

The "Malleus Maleficarum" and the construction of witchcraft

Theology and popular belief

Hans Peter Broedel

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Early Modern European History MUP

  • Shows the Malleus, a very well known and widely quoted medieval text, to be highly idiosyncratic, and unusual in its ideas, even among the texts of other contemporary witch-theorists
  • The first book to deal with the discourse of witchcraft among fifteenth-century theorists in its full complexity
  • Attempts to understand witchcraft as part of the Malleus' authors' wider intellectual world
  • Shows how contemporary scholars engaged in a lively debate over the nature of witchcraft
  • A further addition to MUP's highly regarded collection of books on witchcraft

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