Witches, Devils, and Doctors in the Renaissance: Johann Weyer, De praestigiis daemonum
WEYER, Johann; MORA, George (ed.); SHEA, John (trans.)
Physician Johann Weyer was unusual for the Renaisssance. He was sceptical about the existence of witchcraft. Raised in a time of bigotry, mysoginy and cruelty, he was educated and tolerant enough to look for medical solutions to apparent cases of sorcery, even suggesting that those accused of witchcraft should be questioned by a doctor before being questioned by a cleric. He also had the wisdom to sort out cases of miracles and demonic possession, urging forgiveness for those who were merely seeking attention or suffering from hysteria. Foreword by John Weber, M.D.
- Publisher: Medieval & Renaissance texts & studies
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1991
- Place Published: Binghamton, NY
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- Condition: Near fine
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Medieval & Renaissance texts & studies Volume 73. xcii, 790 p. 24 cm. 11 b&w illustrations. Black cloth with gold print. Rear corners a bit bumped.