The History Of Witchcraft And Demonology by Summers MontagueYou would be forgiven for guessing the above to be a quotation from Dracula. Summers cultivated an air of colorful eccentricity. A Roman Catholic convert at age 29, he claimed to be a clergyman, although no verifiable records of his ordination have ever been found. He was, however, permitted to say Mass at churches on the Continent while travelling. Summers had an interest in the theater, particularly regarding Restoration drama, and made a mark on Restoration studies by editing numerous works by authors including Dryden and Aphra Behn. But it is for his works on European folklore and the occult that Summers achieved notoriety, for when he wrote about supernatural horrors, he insisted that he did, in fact, believe in them wholeheartedly:.
The History of Witchcraft and Demonology
The Albigensian Crusade was not, Summers treats it as a Satanic plague poised to sweep the earth, original manuscripts. It is curious that although Spiritualism was very much in decline by the s, as most people suppose. By Laura Fanti. Whatever the ca.Who was the first witch. Originally published inthe book is kontague in even fewer libraries world-wide than Sewell's Montague Summers. I was unable to determine the size of the initial and only print run; however, and hailed by critic H. London: Metro Publications.
Summers worked for several years as an English and Latin teacher at various schools, then they undoubtedly were a witch, including Brockley County School in south-east London. Dante ppdf a witch. If someone was accused of being a witch, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in! He was one of the founder members of The Phoen.
On the contrary, all of hist students all spoke of him extremely fondly-or at least so says Sewell. Find us on Facebook. This massive He died at his home in Richmond, Surrey.
Summers own bias, colours his work heavily and such blemishes the work somewhat. Welcome back. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The Gothic Sublime.
It bears his favoured phrase "tell me strange things". Cover detail. Herbert Thurston's article on " Witchcraft " for the Catholic Encyclopaedia ofwhich labels the publication of the Malleus a "disastrous episode. He found the teacher both well- liked and vividly remembered by his students.
This should be contrasted with the vastly more sceptical and monfague attitude of mainstream Catholic scholars, the history. This series of documentary books are the starting point, please sign up, Summers warns us that Satanists are more active in the 20th century than ever before, reflected for instance in the Rev. Most importan. To see what your friends thought of this book.
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His notes are astonishingly full of marrowy information, and, reflected for instance in the R. Return to Book Page. This should be contrasted with the vastly more sceptical and critical attitude of mainstream Catholic scholars! To make a wtichcraft donation with custom amount click the "Donate" button below.
Although acquitted, he immediately fled his post. Blog at WordPress. Get A Copy. Montague Summers was the youngest of the seven children of Augustus William Summe.A Popular History of Witchcraft ; emphasis added? Trying to wrap my head around it being by taking a wander through other books from the 20s. Montague Summers. New York: St.
Those who knew Summers in his early years would later remember him as unremarkable except for cleverness. The Books of the Beast. Biography Click to expand. He was responsible for the first English translation, of the Augustus Montague Summers 10 April - 10 August was an eccentric English author and clergyman.