“The purpose of the book, Gow explained, was to instruct witch hunters on how to identify and prosecute supposed servants of the devil. Invectives Against the Sect of Waldensians/Witches. The book, created in , is bound in thick brown velvet, with brass studs called bosses. An illustration from Tinctor’s Invectives against the Sect of Waldensians (or Witches) from a copy in the National Library of France. This is one of.
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His name was Johannes Tinctor — though he was also known at Jean Taincture — and he was Dominican monk and member of the Roman Catholic Inquisition, whose writings helped to launch a homicidal witch-hunting crusade throughout late medieval and early modern western Europe.
The other copies in Europe, having been housed in proper libraries for hundreds of years, are in much better shape.
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The purpose of the book was to instruct witch hunters on how to identify and prosecute supposed servants of the devil, he said. That might explain its relatively poor condition, said Gow. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you.
The Witch-Burner’s Mein Kampf: Excerpts of evil
Sorry, we could not verify your email address. But this envenomed people, this most cruel brood of vipers, praise and approve all the above-mentioned execrable evils and do them as much as they can, holding in greater esteem those who most horribly defile themselves in these evil and abominable deeds. John Lunn donated it to the U of A in That publication, this online exhibition, and a number of other initiatives are part of the Arras Witchcraft Projectbased here at the University of Alberta.
An illustration from a copy of the Invectives, now held in the National Library of France. But the witches are so caked in the mud of vile thoughts and are so vilely polluted in all their deeds and are burned, consumed and corrupted by their detestable desires to such a point that there is no abominable filth or deed of the flesh that is not pleasing to them, such that they do not even shrink from having carnal intercourse with the devil transformed to them, such that they do not even shrink from having carnal intercourse with the devil transformed fol.
And as Scripture says, they make a pact with Hell and an alliance with Death. The book, Invectives Against the Sect of Waldensiansis a how-to guide to expunge all evil and vanquish the dark forces of witchcraft.
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Follow thw instructions to update your password. Sadly, the copy in the University of Alberta library, while of the same vintage, has had its illustrated frontispiece removed some time in the past. Sign In Create Account. Truly this crime is of the greatest evil, which begins with apostasy and disdain for the Christian religion, for, as the Wise Man says, the beginning of all evil in man is turning away from God and estranging oneself from him by disdaining and condemning him.
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Sadly, the frontispiece from the U of A’s invecives was ripped out at some time in the past. Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you.