“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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Tinctor’s Foul Treatise

The manuscript, in remarkably good condition, is illuminated with gold leaf. It was donated to the university in by a provincial civil servant and book collector named John Lunn, who Gow thinks bought it in England. Your existing password has not been changed. We didn’t recognize that kf reset code. Sadly, the frontispiece from the U of A’s copy was ripped out at some time in the past. Your account has been reactivated.

They testify to the ways that intellectuals, fired by good intentions and emboldened by institutional power, have sometimes arrived at truly inhumane conclusions see A Call to Arms. Invectivse book, created inis bound in thick brown velvet, with brass studs called bosses.

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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. But holding it my hands, I shuddered to think about how many people, most of them women, died because of its venomous propaganda.

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A full English translation of the manuscript, suitable for students, researchers, and interested members of the public, was published in April by Pennsylvania State University Press. We didn’t recognize that password reset code. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. The book itself is a beautiful—if tattered and damaged—example of the luxury volumes produced for the wealthiest princes in late medieval Europe.


View a full digital version of the manuscript here. Sign in to complete account merge. And just as in apostasy from God there are varying degrees and different ways by which it can happen, this detestable sect of witches attains the first and highest degree, for, just as all Christians have promised and solemnly sworn in Holy Hte to believe, serve and worship one God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, these unchristian and damnable witches have, againdt unbelievable temerity and audacious unbelief, forgotten it, despise it, condemn and abandon it, and moreover, with intolerable presumption, they defame, desecrate and, as much as they are able, soil, stain and pollute the most venerable and soul-saving sacraments of our Mother the Holy Church, and they even abuse, in their most abominable superstitions and most infamous and vile sacrifices, the most holy and divine sacrament fol.

An illustration from a copy of the Invectives, now held in the National Library of France. Please check your inbox and follow the instructions to confirm your email. You can read the full story here. Wadlensians wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you.

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Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. After it was written, Gow speculates the book was housed in an English monastery until the Reformation in the 16th century, when Henry VIII renounced Catholicism and many such tomes went into private hands. And a number of these horrible maleficent crimes are recounted in the original Latin fol. Sorry, we could not verify your email address. That might explain its relatively poor condition, said Gow.

Thank you for verifiying your email address. 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.


Sign in to your account. Truly this crime is of the greatest evil, which begins with apostasy invecyives 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. We’ve sent an email with instructions to create a gaainst password.

Please confirm your details below. Please enter your email below, and we’ll resend the instructions for email verification. Please check your inbox and follow the instructions to confirm your email. It is certain that this waldenians is entirely new nor was its like ever heard of, and I dare well say that this sin of witchcraft is worse and more execrable than all the detestable errors of the pagans which one finds to have existed from the beginning. Check your email for your verification email, or enter your email address in the form below to resend the email.

Rare Manuscript Unveiled at University of Alberta

John Lunn donated it to the U of A in Please confirm your details below. Your existing password has not been changed. Interested in acquiring a copy once published. The information below will be used to optimize the content and sectt ads across the network more relevant to you. Please confirm your details below. The book, Invectives Against the Sect of Waldensiansis a how-to guide to expunge all evil and vanquish the dark forces of witchcraft.