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Originally posted by whisperindave
You can get a copy of the famous "Witch's Hammer" in print today for next to nothing. It is not Medieval, but close to it. It describes how witches are found and how to torture them. It my actually be transcribed from the rare book shown in the photo.
Originally posted by KilgoreTrout
reply to post by korathin
but it was the ignorance of the males that allowed the accusations to be taken to court.
much like the Nazis Gestapo who would have been powerless if it wasn't for the petty jealousies and gossip of the populace.
How the sin of vauderie [witchcraft] is worse than the idolatry of the pagans
It is certain that this crime is entirely new nor was its like ever heard of, and I dare well say that this sin of witchcraft is worse and more execrable than all the detestable errors of the pagans which one finds to have existed from the beginning of the world right up to the present, and I will prove this by two means: first by the immensity of the crime in itself and by the wondrous abundance of its evil; second by the most dangerous scandal which clearly comes from it, if it is not promptly taken care of [suppressed].