DEMONOLATRY NICHOLAS REMY PDF

Demonology: Nicholas Remy. Nicholas Remy. However, this figure cannot be confirmed because the court records for this time period have not survived and Remy himself only gives the names of witches. Regardless of the actually numbers though, Remy's work prosecuting witches and his book Demonolatry substantially influenced the witch craze, both in France and the rest of Europe. Although he had been exposed to witches and witch trials from an early age, Remy's interest in demonology seems to stem from a more personal encounter with the occult. In , Remy refused to give money to a local beggar woman and a few days later his eldest son died.

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It's hard to know how to rate this book, because I certainly wouldn't want anyone to think I agreed with anything inside. It is a curiosity, a remnant of the European witch trials, written 4 centuries Nicolas Remy , Montague Summers.

In an era when the church and its people actually believed in a universal infection of heresy and sorcery, they turned to this book for guidance. Daemonolatreiae, first published in France in , was the leading witchcraft handbook of its day.

In addition to defining the black arts and their practitioners--making it possible to "recognize" witches--it offered civil and religious authorities directives for persecution of the accused and punishment of the condemned.

This book amplified and updated Malleus Maleficarum, the opus that established trial procedures for charges of heresy and witchcraft. Its author, Nicolas Remy, was a notorious magistrate who boasted of having personally condemned and burned hundreds of witches. Remy's collection of notes, opinions, and court records features lurid details of satanic pacts and sexual perversity as well as the particulars of numerous trials.

A work of tremendous historical significance, this volume is complemented by an introduction and notes by Montague Summers, a celebrated occult historian and expert on witchcraft and supernatural lore.

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Demonolatry: An Account of the Historical Practice of Witchcraft

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Demonolatry – Nicholas Remy

His work shows much influence from Jean Bodin. After studying law at the University of Toulouse , Remy practised in Paris from to Remy wrote a number of poems and several books on history, but is known for his Daemonolatreiae libri tres "Demonolatry" , written in Latin and published in Lyon in The book was reprinted several times, translated into German, and eventually replaced the Malleus Maleficarum as the most recognized handbook of witch-hunters in parts of Europe. According to Remy, the Devil could appear before people in the shape of a black cat or man, and liked Black Masses.

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It's hard to know how to rate this book, because I certainly wouldn't want anyone to think I agreed with anything inside. It is a curiosity, a remnant of the European witch trials, written 4 centuries Nicolas Remy , Montague Summers. In an era when the church and its people actually believed in a universal infection of heresy and sorcery, they turned to this book for guidance. Daemonolatreiae, first published in France in , was the leading witchcraft handbook of its day. In addition to defining the black arts and their practitioners--making it possible to "recognize" witches--it offered civil and religious authorities directives for persecution of the accused and punishment of the condemned.

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