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. 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. 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 o.

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Sean marked it as to-read Oct 10, Friedrich Spee also Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld ; February 25, — August 7, was a German Jesuit priest, professor, and poet, most noted as an opponent of trials for witchcraft. His name is often incorrectly cited as “Friedrich von Spee”.

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David rated it really liked it Aug 23, Michael Buchanan marked it as to-read Nov 28, During the storming of the city by the imperial forces in March in the Thirty Years’ Warhe distinguished himself in the care of the suffering, and died soon afterwards of a plague infection contracted while ministering to wounded soldiers in a hospital. Stefanie added it Jun 02, Among the members of Spee’s Jesuit order, his treatise found a favourable reception. Common terms and phrases accomplices accused Adam Tanner already ANSWER argue argument arrested authority believe Binsfeld burned Cautio Criminalis Christian cited Claro Cologne common opinion completely condemned conduct trials confession confessor conscience considered court crime of witchcraft criminal danger dare death defend Delrio dence denounced denunciations deny devil difficult to prove disreputable doubt evidence evil example excepted crimes executed false Farinacci fear follow Germany granted guilty H.


A memorable observation in the book suggested that Germany and England must have more witches and devils than Spain and Italy, since there were so many more stake burnings in the former. His logic is relentless as he reveals the contradictions inherent in their arguments, showing there is no way for an innocent person to prove her innocence.

Spee wrote the lyrics and tunes of dozens of hymns, and is still the most heavily attributed author in German Catholic hymnals today.

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Marli rated it liked it Oct 18, Spee’s literary activity was largely confined to the last years of his life, the details of which are relatively obscure. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Views Read Edit View history. Nelson marked it as to-read Sep 24, Two of his works were not published until after his death: Inat the vriminalis 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. Summary Description Cautio criminalis