In , at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out. Friedrich Spee wrote the influential book, Cautio Criminalis (Precautions. Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials has 13 ratings and 1 review. Paola said: Questo libro vuole essere un consiglio spassionato ai principi dell.

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Friedrich Spee

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Interested in this topic? The Cautio Criminalis is one of the most important and moving works in the history of witch trials and a revealing documentation of one man’s unexpected humanity in a brutal age.

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His principal work, the Cautio Criminalis Precautions for Prosecutorsis a layout for the prosecution of witchcraft, based on his own experiences in Westphalia. Spee was particularly concerned about cases where a person was tortured and forced to denounce accomplices, who were then tortured and forced to denounce more accomplices, until everyone was under suspicion:. Spee, who had himself ministered to women accused of witchcraft in Germany, had witnessed firsthand the twisted logic and brutal torture used by judges and inquisitors.

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Iris Vane marked it as to-read May 31, Commons is a freely licensed media file repository. Hellyer skillfully situates Spee in his context as a Jesuit, a critic of witchhunting, and a man of the seventeenth century.


Combined, these harsh prosecutorial measures led inevitably not only to a confession but to denunciations of supposed accomplices, spreading the circle of torture and execution ever wider. File File history File usage Global file usage Size of this preview: Tony Thomas rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Skip to main content.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Explore the Home Gift Guide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Christian Kotz rated it really liked it Jul 29, University of Virginia Press, Spee was the first person in his time to present strong written and caktio arguments against tortureespecially with regards to its unreliability in obtaining “truth” from someone undergoing painful questioning. English Choose a language for shopping.

David rated it really liked it Aug 23, The translator’s introduction pp. Michael Buchanan marked it as to-read Nov 28, Studies in Early Modern German History 1 – 10 of 12 books.

Product details Paperback Publisher: Auctore Incerto theologo Romano. Derek marked it as to-read Mar 16, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Rose Parr marked it as to-read Jul 07, He did not advocate the immediate abolition of trials for witchcraft, but described with sarcasm the abuses in the prevailing legal proceedings, particularly the use of the rack.

Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials really liked it 4. He demanded criminlais of reform, such as a new German imperial law on the subject, and liability to damages on the part of the judges.


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Return to Book Page. Dtv September 1, Language: Driven by his priestly charge of enacting Christian charity, or love, Spee sought to expose the flawed arguments and methods used by the witch-hunters. Inat the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out against the trials that were sending thousands of innocent people to gruesome deaths.

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Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials

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Spee’s insistence that suspects, no matter how heinous the crimes of which they are accused, possess certain inalienable rights is a timeless reminder for the present day.