The Malleus Maleficarum

By: Heinrich Kramer; James Sprenger

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Book Condition: Very Good

Cover has some wear-Edge wear, Rubbing, Creasing. Book Condition- Very good. Pages are clean and well kept. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: The Notorious Handbook Once Used to Condemn and Punish "Witches", by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger. This is one of the most notorious books in history. Thousands of innocent people, especially women, lost their lives at the expense of this book. It was first published around 1489, shortly after the invention of the printing press and five years after a papal bull was issued legitimizing the belief in witches. It went through at least 30 printings and became the handbook for witch hunters, both Protestant and Catholic. It gave permission to bishops and secular authorities to prosecute witches if there were no representatives from the Inquisition around, giving full directions. After the witch trials swept through Europe, some villages were left with as few as two women. So if this book is so bad, why should one read it? Because there are lessons to be learned, both psychologically and historically, and there is an ignorance to overcome. This is a fascinating study of mass hysteria, greed, and delusional behavior

Title: The Malleus Maleficarum

Author Name: Heinrich Kramer; James Sprenger

Categories: Religion, Body, Mind and Spirit,

Publisher: Book Tree: 2000

ISBN Number: 1585090980

ISBN Number 13: 9781585090983

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

lbs: 1.08 lbs

Seller ID: 003605

Keywords: witch craft