Witches, Devils, and Doctors in the Renaissance: Johann Weyer, De Praestigiis Daemonum

Witches, Devils, and Doctors in the Renaissance: Johann Weyer, De Praestigiis Daemonum

Edited by George Mora
1991 | 796 pp. | 978-0-86698-083-8 | Cloth 6 x 9 in
MRTS 73 |

Reprinted 1998. The first English translation of this significant work by Jan Wier / Johann Weyer (c. 1515 - 1588) the Dutch physician, and follower of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. "De Praestigiis Daemonum et Incantationibus ac Venificiis" ("On the Illusions of the Demons and on Spells and Poisons"), 1563, was one of the most important contemporary challenges to the prevailing belief in diabolic witchcraft and the consequent persecutions, and marked a turning point in the history of the witch persecutions.