Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2003

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719064418

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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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