1. Definition: Demonology
    • The belief that being possessed by a demon was the major cause of mental illness
    • The idea peaked in the mid 1600's
  2. What was The Witches' Hammer (Malleus Maleficarum)?
    • A book written to suppress revolutionary individuals and groups
    • The authors were ordered by Pope Innocent VIII to inquisition potential witches
    • The book had 3 parts: Classification of witches and devils, methods used by witches and devils, and ways to judge witches and devils
  3. Demonology
    The Witches' Hammer (Malleus Maleficarum)
    Mental disorders were viewed as...
    • collaboration with a devil or a witch
    • treatment was usually death or torture
  4. Demonology
    The Witches' Hammer (Malleus Maleficarum)
    Witches were viewed as...
    Enemies of civilization, and were hunted a tried throughout Europe and the U.S. Colonies
  5. Demonology
    The Witches' Hammer (Malleus Maleficarum)
    Historians believed at least...
    • 100,000 people were tried, tortured, and executed as witches
    • 85% being women
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