Cautio Criminalis vs. Malleus Maleficiarum  

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6/18/2005 3:05 am

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Cautio Criminalis vs. Malleus Maleficiarum


Never heared of those two books? You should. They're influencing todays world due to their influence on the medieval times.

The Cautio has to be read again, though! So - no matter if you're christian, jew, muslim or whatever - go and grab a copy!

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The "Malleus Maleficiarum" - or "Witch hammer" - 'served as a guidebook for inquisitors during the inquisition, and is a gross book designed to aid in the identification, prosecution, and dispatching of "witches"'.

You could call it 'the inquisitors FAQ and HOWTO', providing the framework for torture until death.

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Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld published the brilliant "Cautio Criminalis" in 1631, a book speaking out against torture and the so called 'trials'.

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Interrogation Manuals like CIA's KUBARK are the Mallei of our days. But where are our von Langenfeld's?

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