Malleus Maleficarum: The Witch Hammer, by Jacob Sprenger , Heinrich Kramer

Written by Inquisitors Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, the Malleus Maleficarum (latin for “The Hammer of Witches”) is one of the most famous medieval treatises on witches,  guilty for having sawn death and despair more than any other book ever written. First published in Germany in 1487, the Malleus Maleficarum was the ultimate, irrefutable, unarguable authority for every magistrate of that time. The book…