The Hammer of Witches (Malleus Maleficarum) – PDT3K – Women’s History

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:

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:

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