Between the 15th and the 18th centuries in Europe, many people were accused of and put on trial for practicing witchcraft.
The book ¨Malleus Malleficarum¨was written by two Dominicans theologs, Heinrich Kramer and Jacobus Sprenger, in 1468 and officially approved by Papa Inocencio VIII.
During the next three centuries this text was the main guidebook for the Inquisition in the war against the witchcraft .
It has been said that the ¨ Malleus Maleficarum¨ is one of the most blood-soaked works in human history and led to the prosecution, torture and murder, of tens of thousands of innocent people.
Today we know that these women frequently were extraordinary persons with ideas and knowledge far beyond their time.
Since i was a child I have been fascinated with this theme . In this work I tried to imagine their aspect intending to contrast the feminity , delicacy and almost innocence with their,s generally wide accepted terrific aspect.