Demonolatry by Nicolas Remy, first published in 1595, and Compendium Maleficarum by Francesco Maria Guazzo, are the two books which played a significant part in the great witchcraft persecutions during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These two works were the leading witchcraft handbooks of their day, and were the guides used by the authorities of the church and lawyers in the definition of witchcraft, and prosecution and punishment. In modern times there has been much scholarly discussion about the true nature of witchcraft in those dreadful centuries. Were there really witch covens, with worship of the Devil? Did witches possess supernatural powers? Was witchcraft simply a remnant of pagan religion? Or was the whole thing a gigantic invention of the Christian church, an illusion supported by hysterical confessions extracted under unbearable tortures? It is now clear that it must have been a mixture of all these things.
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Descrizione libro Secaucus (New Jersey), University Books, ., 1974. , XLIII, 188 p., 4°, O-Cloth with Jacket "For Nicolas Remy [ca. 1530-16112], witchcraft was an everyday fact of life, since he had watched witchcraft trials even as a child. His Demonolatry was the climax of a legal career which brought in touch with many witch suspects and was published while he was Attorney General of Lorraine in France." (Cover text) - Jacked is chipped and torn (especially on the backside); the book itself in very good condition. Codice libro della libreria 33578
Descrizione libro University Books, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good-. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 10 X 7 X 2.20 inches; 394 pages. Codice libro della libreria 124910
Descrizione libro University Books, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Dust Jackets have light rubbing and shelf wear. Corners and edges lightly rubbed. Clean text. Codice libro della libreria 150917007
Descrizione libro University Books, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0821602152
Descrizione libro University Books, 1974. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. trans of 1595/1608 orig eds. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0821602152