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On the Inconstancy of Witches: Pierre de Lancre's Tableau (1612) (New)
by Williams, Gerhild (ed)
Publisher: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies
Book ID: 9780866983525, 086698352X
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The demonology Tableau de l’inconstance des mauvais anges et demons (1612) is an important text in the history of the early modern European witch persecutions (16th and 17th centuries). It is a report of the author’s four-months stay in the Labourd (Basque) region of France, which is situated in the extreme southwest corner bordering Spain and Navarre. De Lancre was there as a member of a royal commission empowered to cleanse the region of witches. The narrative of his activities is based not only on his own experiences but also on the original trial records, which were destroyed in the 18th century. This text thus has assumed the authority of witness to the prosecution. Furthermore, this text contains one of the most detailed accounts of the witches’ Sabbath that survives, as well as an equally precise account of a giant celebration of punishment and forgiveness for various sins of witchcraft and heresy at the city of Logrono by members of the Spanish Inquisition on 7 and 8 November 1610. An ethnologist before his time, de Lancre gives an expert and meticulous account of the Basque people, their lives, their culture, and their alleged easy commerce with Satan and “bad angels.” The text was translated into German in a truncated version in 1630, but has never until now been rendered into English.
2006 / liv + 586 pages
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Forrest, Adam (ed)
Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.
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For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...