Compendium maleficarum, collected in 3 books from many sources, showing the iniquitous and execrable operations of witches against the human race, and the divine remedies by which they may be frustrated
illustration from the original edition
Francesco Maria Guazzo
witch hunter manuals
Apud Haeredes August
Published in English
Compendium Maleficarum is a witch-hunter's manual written in Latin by Francesco Maria Guazzo, and published in Milan, Italy in 1608.
It was widely regarded among contemporaries as the authoritative manuscript on Witchcraft, and discusses witches’
pacts with the devil, and detailed descriptions of witches’ powers and poisons. It also contains Guazzo's classification of demons, based on a previous work by Michael Psellus.
Translations [ edit ]
The book was not translated into English until 1929, when this was accomplished under the direction of the witchcraft scholar
Montague Summers. [1 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
- Online version of Latin text and scanned pages of Compendium Maleficarum published in 1626. Compendium Maleficarum
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