After studying at the universities of vienna and cologne, he attended the council of constance in 141518 and was prior of the dominican convent at nuremberg in 1426729. Formicarius the anthill, the most famous work of by johannes nider ca. The process of trance, heavenly and diabolic apparitions in johannes nider s formicarius. Johannes nider was a german theologian and member of the dominican order. His work formicarius, published around 143537, is an important testimony of the history of the witch hunts, as nider comments upon the superstitions of the middle ages on witchcraft, necromancy and possession. It was also an important source of information for the infamous malleus. It also examines the lemmata mulier and coniugium in the manipulus, arguing. Incunabula occult and esoterica witchcraft and demonology johannes nider formicarius augsburg. His major work on this subject, formicarius the anthill, written in 1437 and 1438, was printed in. Access article in pdf the feminization of magic and the emerging idea of the female witch in the late middle ages michael d. He was a welleducated man, having received education at the universities of vienna and cologne. Johannes nider, the formicarius 14351438 university of oregon. Johannes nider 85 1438 was a german theologian and member of the dominican order. Dec, johannes nider s formicarius was a demonological treatise written during the council of basel in switzerland.
Go to previous content share this content add this content to favorites go to next content. Pdf the process of trance, heavenly and diabolic apparitions in. His work formicarius, published around, is an important. Two years later nider became the dean of the school of theology at the university of vienna. The linked data service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the library of congress. Nider dealt specifically with witchcraft in the fifth section of the book. Johannes nider, formicarius 1435 1438 introductory note. This includes data values and the controlled vocabularies that house them. Formicarius, by johannes nider free download as pdf file. Some early editions credit jakob sprenger as a coauthor, but scholars do not agree whether sprenger actually collaborated on this work. The manipulus florum, johannes niders formicarius, and late.
In addition to relating numerous stories of witchcraft in the formicarius, nider treated the topics of magic and. His major work on this subject, formicarius the anthill, written in 1437 and 1438, was printed in seven separate editions between 1475 and 1692. Johannes nider iowa state university digital repository. These are followed by three more of nider s sermons, one for the dedication of a church, one on sudden death, and one on relics. Nider, johannes, approximately 801438 lc linked data. His main works include formicarius and 24 golden harps. Unlike his successors, he did not emphasize the idea of the witches sabbath and was skeptical of the claim that. A dominican theologian and religious reformer active in the early fifteenth century, nider wrote some of the most extensive and influential early accounts of witchcraft. Project muse the feminization of magic and the emerging.
Nider, johannes approximately 801438 worldcat identities. He entered the order of preachers at colmar and after profession was sent to vienna for his philosophical studies, which he finished at cologne, where he was ordained. His work formicarius, published around 143537, is an important. The process of trance, heavenly and diabolic apparitions in johannes niders formicarius. Datasets available include lcsh, bibframe, lc name authorities, lc classification, marc codes, premis vocabularies, iso language codes, and more. Malleus maleficarum drew heavily on previous texts such as the 14thcentury directorium inquisitorum by nicolau eimeric, the 15thcentury formicarius by johannes nider, and various writings of thomas aquinas. Formicarius johannes nider pdf johannes nider was a german theologian and member of the dominican order. The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total. This article demonstrates and analyses johannes nider s reception of thomas of irelands manipulus florum, a popular early fourteenthcentury florilegium, in composing the fifth book of his formicarius, a very influential text for the development of the gendered witch stereotype in the fifteenth century. The formicarius, written 14361438 by johannes nider during the council of basel and first printed in 1475, is the second book ever printed to discuss witchcraft the first book being fortalitium fidei. The manipulus florum, johannes niders formicarius, and. Ant hill, from 1437, discusses witchcraft in its 5th book, which was republished in some of the later editions of malleus maleficarum. It also examines the lemmata mulier and coniugium in the manipulus. Johannes nider 80851438 was born in southern swabia and entered the dominican order shortly after 1402.179 1456 1415 1064 480 173 639 190 912 1560 766 9 1637 72 963 226 1288 1571 1435 1682 753 1230 765 871 1083 464 645 1011 1377 503 294 228 437