Malleus Maleficarum Latin For The Hammer Of Witches

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Malleus Maleficarum Latin for “The Hammer of Witches” – Hexenhammer in German. A witch- hunt manual in 1486 was written by Heinrich Kramer. He was one of the (inquisitor of the Catholic Church) along with Jacob Sprenger. Sprenger is also often attributed as an author basically saying that witchcraft did exist. It was submitted to the University on May 9, 1487 for endorsement. In 1490 this book was banned by Pope Paul IV. By the 15th century witchcraft had resurfaced and had its penalties, the Malleus was used as a judicial case­book for the detection and persecution of witches. It served as a guidebook and was designed to aid them in the identification,persecution,and the deaths of witches. It 's a way to tell the marks of witches. Maleficarum…show more content…
If you do not know the history, how will you know what happened to all those poor people, what made people be so cruel? You need to know the history the true meaning of everything in order to fully understand what witches or not witches went through just because people thought in their minds that they were witches. Those burned are mostly male witches of the sort described. There be half the city implicated for already professors, law­students, pastors, canons, vicars, and monks have here been arrested and burned. It is a book that is written to help bring out the fact that witchcraft did exist. They burned and tortured people to the confession was reviled, then they killed them it was an awful time to live in. People were scared that they would be next to be called a witch a lot of people died who didn 't need to. If a witch confessed to quickly was deemed to be abandoned by the devil. If she did not and kept their “stubborn silence” was still protected by the devil and was more bound to the devil. Torture was essentially and exorcism. A witch had to confessed on her own or she couldn 't be execute. Once she confussed they where turned over to secular authorities who had no

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