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  • 30 Oct 2013
    Christopher Mackay

    Talking with Demons?

    The Malleus Maleficarum, first published in 1486-7, is the standard medieval text on witchcraft. Its descriptions of the evil acts of witches and the ways to exterminate them continue to contribute to our knowledge of early modern law, religion and society. Christopher Mackay discusses the challenges of translating the Latin text and understanding flying witches.

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