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4.0 out of 5 stars Imformative and Interesting
After hearing of the significance of this book i decided to buy it along with the Malleus Maleficarum and must say that i was pleasantly suprised. It was extremely useful whilst studying the Medieval approach to Witchcraft and much more useful than any modern book on the subject. This is not a light read however so be warned that if you want to read this for a bit of...
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2.0 out of 5 stars A "Historical" book about witchcraft accusations
Well, this is susposedly one of 2 works by Christian priests on how to be a Witch hunter. This is basically what started the killing of witches when the Chirtian church started to become the prominent religion around the world. They had to force their religion onto the common folks by killing them if they would not comform. I read this in disgust but i had to remind...
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Imformative and Interesting, 12 Nov 2003
This review is from: Compendium Maleficarum (Hardcover)
After hearing of the significance of this book i decided to buy it along with the Malleus Maleficarum and must say that i was pleasantly suprised. It was extremely useful whilst studying the Medieval approach to Witchcraft and much more useful than any modern book on the subject. This is not a light read however so be warned that if you want to read this for a bit of background readind it isn't suitable. Guazzo puts forward complex and intriguing arguments backed up with relevent, but unbelieveable accounts. A great theological work and a hugely useful window into the mind of a Medieval man.
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9 of 64 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A "Historical" book about witchcraft accusations, 24 Mar 1998
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This review is from: Compendium Maleficarum: The Montague Summers Edition (Dover Occult) (Paperback)
Well, this is susposedly one of 2 works by Christian priests on how to be a Witch hunter. This is basically what started the killing of witches when the Chirtian church started to become the prominent religion around the world. They had to force their religion onto the common folks by killing them if they would not comform. I read this in disgust but i had to remind myself that back then, this is how the Christians tried to make people join their religion. Most of the accounts retold in this book made me laugh and some made me cry to think of how our ancestors were tortureed because of the stupidity of each other. You also have to ask yourself how accurate are these stories.
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