Malleus Maleficarum from 1494

A fantastic new exhibition has just opened at the Rylands Library, just in time for All-Hallows-Even, A Witch! has some wonderful printed material on display. Included in the exhibition is the ‘Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of the Witches) printed in 1494,  written by Dominican Monks, intended to instruct religious authorities on the heresy of witchcraft. Another interesting early book, written by King James I (then James VI of Scotland) Daemonologie in 1603, was written in order to educate his court on the reality of witches, and the dangers they posed.

The Exhibition runs until the 27th of November in The Christie Gallery. More information on this and other exhibitions and events at the Library can be found here.


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