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.
Yes, the Witches Hammer, is a cheap knock off text of later versions of witch hunting manuals. (based off writing in the late 1400's to early 1500's) Although a very interesting read it is a more "sensationalized" version than the text I am referring to in this OP. When I say "sensationalized" I just mean that after the earliest known manuscripts where penned on this subject many of the following writers literally over-exaggerated an already exaggerated belief.
It has no base from the text I refer to in the OP because this text has never been translated. Unless the writers of Witches Hammer where able to get one of the 3 known copies and translate tidbits from medieval french, which I highly doubt.