The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus by Christopher S. Mackay

By Christopher S. Mackay

The Malleus Maleficarum, first released in 1486–7, is the normal medieval textual content on witchcraft and it remained in print through the early sleek interval. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the how you can exterminate them proceed to give a contribution to our wisdom of early smooth legislation, faith and society. Mackay's hugely acclaimed translation, in keeping with his vast learn and specified research of the Latin textual content, is the one whole English model to be had, and the main trustworthy. Now on hand in one quantity, this key textual content is finally obtainable to scholars and students of medieval heritage and literature. With exact explanatory notes and a advisor to extra examining, this quantity bargains a distinct perception into the fifteenth-century brain and its experience of sin, punishment and retribution.

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