Witches' Hammer

Witches’ Hammer

manual for recognizing telltale marks of witches (15th century). [Eur. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 952]
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There is occasional repetition or inconsistency; the notorious Malleus Maleficarum is sometimes given this title (its usual one in English), but it is sometimes called the Witches' Hammer. Much of the chapter oil belief is little more than a collage of different beliefs that different peoples have held at different times, with the interpretations of different anthropologists mixed in.
Wier, the physician, engaged in passionate polemics against the premise of female depravity set forth in the Malleus [i.e., the Malleus maleficarum (Witches' Hammer), by Heinrich Institores, of 1487!.