PDT3K: The Hammer of Witches (Malleus Maleficarum)

Can witches make men’s junk disappear? Find out as we read the text that kicked off the whole witch-burning craze in Renaissance Europe: The Malleus Maleficarum! Fair warning: This is a complete trainwreck of a book!

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Main Sources

Beusman, C. (2016). “Witches Allegedly Stole Penises and Kept Them as Pets in the Middle Ages.” Broadly. Retrieved Nov 12, 2016, from: https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/witches-allegedly-stole-penises-and-kept-them-as-pets-in-the-middle-ages?utm_source=vicefbus

Broedel, H. P. (2003). The Malleus Maleficarum and the Construction of Witchcraft: Theology and Popular Belief. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Kramer, H. (1487/1948). The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger. Summers, M., Rev., trans. Retrieved Nov 6, 2016, from: http://www.malleusmaleficarum.org/downloads/MalleusAcrobat.pdf

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