Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas – Malleus Maleficarum Gioco da tavolo in italiano In pratica, SATOR Malleus Maleficarum racchiude due giochi in uno, per. At the very least, The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer) Blessed Henry of Segusio, usually called Hostiensis, the famous Italian. Compendium Maleficarum: The Montague Summers Edition: Francesco Maria Malleus Maleficarum by Heinrich Kramer Paperback CDN$ . a rather uneducated italian monk, belonging to an obscure monastery, who had some local.

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Witches entered into a pact with Satan to allow them the power to perform harmful magical acts, thus establishing an essential link between witches and the Devil. He comments that “in the case of such a close collaboration any such inquiry seems singularly superfluous and nugatory”. Scholars have debated the reasons for Kramer’s misogyny; he may have had a fear of the power of women mystics of his day, such as Catherine of Siena, who enjoyed the attentions of royalty as well as the church.

Woodcut from Copmpendium maleficarum, Milan. This article needs additional citations for verification. The word used, malefica, carries an explicit condemnation absent in other words referring to women with supernatural powers.

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It was written by a Dominican Inquisitor, Heinrich Kramer aka Institoriswith the contributions of his fellow monk and inquisitor Jacob Sprenger. Wood Engraving 14 from the Compendium Maleficarum.


The Devil, in form of a flying goat, carrying a witch to the Sabbath.

An Encyclopediapp. Indeed, according to the pronouncements of the Holy Doctors it is necessary to admit that such acts can sometimes happen.

Some authors argue that the book’s publication was not as influential as earlier authors believed. Archived copy as title link “Archived copy”.

The book is rather unclear, but the impetus behind male witches seems to come more from desire for power than from disbelief or lust, as it claims is the case for female witches. Mackay, 2 vols Cambridge: It was later used by royal courts during the Renaissance, and contributed to the increasingly brutal prosecution of tialiano during the 16th and 17th centuries.

From the edition of Guazzo, ‘Compendium Maleficarum. Cambridge University Press, It maleicarum first printed in USTC and went through eight editions in its first ten years.

If this assertion was granted, then the presence of italiabo indicated decisively the presence of a female witch. The special exhibition is dedicated to unorthodox beliefs and starts 13 July The most common form of male witch mentioned in the book is the sorcerer-archer.

Malleus Maleficarump. The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft: Kramer did accept the standard argument of misogynist demonologists that the female propensity for witchcraft was in part due to female weakness. Matters of practice and actual cases are discussed, and the powers of witches and their recruitment strategies.

From Guazzo’s ‘Compendium Maleficarum’, Malleus Maleficarum witches hammer2nd tome, Lyon ‘Mallei maleficarum tractatus aliquot tam veterum, quam recentiorum in unum corpus coacruati’, Claudius Bourgeat in Lyon Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


The binding partly loosened, slight worm damage. The Malleus Maleficarum[2] usually translated as the Hammer of Witches[3] [a] is the best known and the most thorough treatise itaoiano witchcraft. Valais witch trials —47 Val Camonica witch trialsNavarre witch trials Polula witch trials Lisbon witch trial Benandanti Fairy witch trials of Sicily Basque witch trials Roermond witch trial Spa witch trial Terrassa witch trials Werewolf witch trials Witch trial of Nogaredo —47 Salzburg witch trials —81 Northern Moravia witch trials Liechtenstein witch trials —82 Szeged witch trials —29 Doruchowo witch trial Fearless Wives and Frightened Shrews: Even his spelling of “maleficarum,” with an a in a feminine gender instead of the usual masculine-gender “maleficorum” with malecicarum o, seems to emphasize his hostility toward women.

Engraving by Compendium Maleficarum, 17th century. Particularly in the 16th and 17th centuries an intense discourse on the nature of witches preoccupied demonologists across Europe and they published many printed sermons, books and tracts.

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Hence, he has also malleu a certain unusual heretical perversity to grow up in the land of the Lord — a Heresy, I say, of Sorceresses, since it is to be designated by the particular gender over which he is known to have power. We, the judge, etc. Woodcut depicting a group of witches and warlocks dancing with the Devil at the Sabbath from Compendium Maleficarum.

A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum 1 volume. Wood Engraving 30 from the Compendium Maleficarum.

The Malleus went through 28 editions between and and was accepted by Roman Catholics and Protestants alike as an authoritative source of information concerning Satanism and as a guide to Christian defense [against acts of Satan]. In response to the criticism of his peers, Kramer began to write a treatise on witchcraft that later became the Malleus Maleficarum literally “The Hammer of Witches”.


University of Nevada Press. The papal bull Summis desiderantes which Pope Innocent VIII published in acknowledges the existence of witches and explicitly empowers the inquisition to prosecute witches and sorcerers.

Witches making gifts to the Devil.

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Wood Engraving 23 from the Compendium Maleficarum. Wood Italizno 26 from the Compendium Maleficarum. This literature is in most cases intensely misogynistic, in the sense that it is demeaning, if not blatantly hostile, to women.

Let us know if you would like to contribute to this blog. Kramer wrote the text in an environment of widespread belief in the imminent end of the world, and in the context of Dominican calls for reform. Archived from the original on Otherwise, it would be the Malleus Malefic o rum itzliano masculine form of the Latin noun maleficus or malefica, ‘witch’.