Witchcraft - Malleus Maleficarum - The Hammer of Witches - History and Analysis of the Inquisition


The Malleus Maleficarum or "Hammer of Witches" is the most important and infamous of all demonological and witch-hunting manuals in European history. This scholastic textbook details at length the nature, detection and eradication of what it took to be a diabolical, heretical sect of sorcery which served as nothing short of the final putsch on the part of Satan before the Apocalypse itself. In this episode I deep dive into the terrifying world of the Inquisition to better understand this most infamous work and the minds that produced it.

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Recommended Readings:

Mackay - The Hammer of Witches - 978-0521747875
Malleus Maleficarum 2 Volume Set - 978-1107642393
Levak - Witchcraft Sourcebook - 978-1138774971
Kors & Peters - Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700: A Documentary History - 978-0812217513
Nider - Formicarius - https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_Wc9WEqgqjZQC/page/n5/mode/2up
Eymeric - Directorium Inquisitorum - https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_RJQY6qZZ95sC

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