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Malleus Maleficarum (review)
Speculum
  • Michael D. Bailey, Iowa State University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
10-1-2008
DOI
10.1017/S0038713400017498
Abstract
Malleus maleficarum is perhaps the most famous text in the history of European witchcraft. It is unfortunately best known to English-speaking readers via the 1928 translation presided over by the eccentric charlatan Montague Summers. With a paucity of notes, a tendentious historical introduction, and questionable translation choices at almost every turn, Summers's Malleus has long been excoriated by scholars, but no one (in the Anglophone world) stepped forward to produce anything better. That has now thankfully changed. Christopher Mackay's new edition and translation is a monumental, though somewhat marred, achievement.
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This is a book review from Speculum 83 (2008): 1009, doi:10.1017/S0038713400017498. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
The Medieval Academy of America
Language
en
Date Available
2015-04-14
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Michael D. Bailey. "Malleus Maleficarum (review)" Speculum Vol. 83 Iss. 4 (2008) p. 1009 - 1011
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_bailey/42/