Malleus maleficarum

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Title

Malleus maleficarum

Subject

Incunabula
Excerpts
Institoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505
Sprenger, Jakob, 1436 or 1438-1495

Description

This is a first edition of the Malleus maleficarum [The Witches' Hammer], the foremost legal and theological handbook on witchcraft and demonology. It describes the operations of witches, remedies against spells, and the judicial proceedings of ecclesiastical and civil courts against witches and heretics. Twenty-eight editions of the Malleus maleficarum were produced before 1600, and it was still consulted in the eighteenth century.

Abstract

Excerpt from Malleus Maleficarum (Speyer, before 15 April 1487) including the appologia of the author and the beginning of the text

Creator

Institoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505
Sprenger, Jakob, 1436 or 1438-1495

Publisher

Peter Drach

Date Created

1487 April 15, before

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 789)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

Latin

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002516

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1949

Files

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Citation

Institoris, Heinrich, 1430-1505 and Sprenger, Jakob, 1436 or 1438-1495, “Malleus maleficarum ,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 15, 2018, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12546.

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