Johannes Nider ( – ) was a German theologian and member of the Dominican order. His work Formicarius, published around , is an important. Johannes Nider’s Formicarius was a demonological treatise written during the Council of Basel in Switzerland. Nider’s treatise detailed the. Formicarius. Front Cover · Johannes Nider. Formicarius: Dialogus ad vitam christianam exemplo conditionum Formice Johannes Nider Full view -.
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Added by Christopher Hightower. Formicarius Dublin Core Title Formicarius. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Probably the most famous one was written by French Inquisitor Bernard Gui around Nider, a Dominican reformer himself, intended the book to reach as wide an audience formmicarius possible through its use in popular sermons.
This article related to a book about religion is a stub. Description This image is taken from a digitized version of the Formicarius, a text written by Johannes Nider in the 15th century 1.
The Formicarius uses a teacher-pupil dialogue as its format. Pennsylvania State University Press. With over fotmicarius manuscript copies from fifteenth and early sixteenth century editions from the s tothe Formicarius is an important work for the study of the origins of the witch trials in Early Modern Europeas it sheds light on their earliest phase during the first half of the 15th century.
The idea that any persons could perform acts of magic simply by devoting themselves to the devil scared people of this time and proved to be one of the many factors that led people to begin fearing magic [ citation needed ]. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The fourth book deals with the virtues of saints and other holy people, using the stages flrmicarius an ant’s life cycle.
Many of the stories relating to witchcraft take place in the Simme Valley and were told to Nider by Peter of Bernwho had conducted many witch trials in the region. Search Search using this query type: Nider used the ant colony as a metaphor for a harmonious society. The third book examines false visions and uses the variable sizes and kinds of ants. Unlike his successors, he did not emphasize the idea of the Witches’ Sabbath and was skeptical of the claim that witches could fly by night.
Martha Brossier Labourd witch-hunt of Aix-en-Provence possessions Loudun possessions Louviers possessions Affair of the Poisons Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first book focuses on the deeds of good men and women and is organized around the occupations of ants. The Formicariuswritten by Johannes Nider during the Council of Basel and first printed inis the second book ever printed to discuss witchcraft the first book being Fortalitium Fidei .
According to Bailey, Nider was much more focused on reform in general, which was opposed by demons, who worked their opposition through subservient witches. The fifth book, on witches, is structured around the colors of ants. The title is Latin for “the ant colony”, an allusion to Proverbs 6: Please see link for more information: From Sorcery to Witchcraft: A Documentary History, 2nd ed.
This particular copy of the Formicarius is located on the website of Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the Bavarian State Library. After the theologian would present these, firmicarius student asks clarifying questions that Nider used to dispel what he saw as common misconceptions. The treatise is organized the various forms and conditions of the lives of ants.
This association between women and witchcraft would come to characterize much of the witchcraft hysteria of early modern Europe. Keyword Boolean Exact match Search only these record types: Prior to the fifteenth century, magic was thought to be performed by educated males who performed intricate rituals.
Nider was one of the first to transform the idea of sorcery to fogmicarius more modern perception of witchcraft. This region is also where the book was most widely read.
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