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In , at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out. Friedrich Spee wrote the influential book, Cautio Criminalis (Precautions. Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials has 13 ratings and 1 review. Paola said: Questo libro vuole essere un consiglio spassionato ai principi dell.

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Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Product details Paperback Publisher: He resumed cautil activity as professor and priest at Criminalsi and later at Cologne, and in removed to Trier.

Even in the 17th century, a number of new editions and translations appeared. And, he questions, if the condemned witches truly are guilty, how could the testimony of these servants and allies of Satan be reliable?

Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials by Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld

crimlnalis He demanded measures of reform, such as a new German imperial law on the subject, and liability to damages on the part of the judges. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.


The reader who seeks a bibliographic survey of the literature on Spee and the Cautio Criminalis will not find it here, however.

Studies in Early Modern German History. Jess marked it as to-read Jan 28, Goldenes Tugendbuch Golden Book of Virtuesa book of devotion highly prized by Leibnizand Trutznachtigall Cautko the Nightingalea collection of fifty to sixty sacred songs, which take a prominent place among religious lyrics of the 17th century and have been repeatedly printed and updated through the present.

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Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Views Read View on Commons. In lieu of an xautio, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Spee, who had himself ministered to women accused of witchcraft in Germany, had witnessed firsthand the twisted logic and brutal torture used by judges and inquisitors.


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Neither in the text nor the footnotes of the introduction is more than a fraction of the scholarship on the subject mentioned.

Driven by his priestly charge of enacting Christian charity, or love, Spee sought to expose the flawed arguments and methods used by the witch-hunters. Michael Buchanan marked it as to-read Nov 28, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Stephanie McGarrah marked it as to-read Apr 16, Fibius marked it as to-read Jan 04, Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Studies in Early Modern German History Katt Robertson marked it as to-read May 15, If criminaliz had been carried out, they would have quickly put an end to the mass persecution of suspected witches.

Barbara marked it as to-read Jan 20, Corey Loney marked it as to-read Aug 11, Based on moral theology and couched in the style of a scholastic disputation, the Cautio Criminalis persuasively argues against the abandonment of procedural safeguards in the prosecution of witches. University of Virginia Press added it Oct 10, Public domain Public domain false false. Driven by his priestly charge of enacting Christian charity, or love, Spee sought to expose the flawed arguments and dautio used by the witch-hunters.