Compendium Maleficarum

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Book Tree, 2004 - History - 228 pages
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Were witches real in the Middle Ages? This handbook on witchcraft, first published in 1628, claims to expose the entire practice and profession of witchcraft. Was used as support in the accusation of witches at the time, although we can recognize much of it today as being paranoid superstition by religious authorities. The book is valuable because it allows one to view the extreme superstition surrounding witchcraft at the time, and to better understand the degree of persecution that resulted.
 

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This is an excellent view into a witch crazed mindset. This book is facinating, and something I come back to again and again.

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DEDICATION
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CH in Whether this Magic
7
Of the WitchesPact with
13
By their Terrible Deeds
19
Whether Witches have
53
CH xvm Of Apparitions of
73
That Cacodemons Exercise
80
Of Incendiary Witchcraft
95
Why God Permits
111
The Laws Observed
121
After the Many Blasphe
129
A Summary in a
135
The Devil Deceives and CH xvin Of the Trial by Single
136
CH xvn Of the Appeal to God 147 CH xx Of Superstitious Folk
160
Whether it is Lawful to Re CH in Recent Examples of
171
How to Distinguish
177

CH VIH Of the Different Diseases
105

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