Daemonolatreiae libri tres  

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Daemonolatreiae libri tres is a 1595 work by Nicholas Remy. It was edited and translated by Montague Summers and published as Demonolatry in 1929.

Along with the Malleus Maleficarum, it is considered one of the most important early works on demons and witches. The book was "drawn from the capital trials of 900 persons, more or less, who within the last fifteen years have in Lorraine paid the penalty of death for the crime of witchcraft."

The Daemonolatreiae contains citations from a great many authors, ancient and modern, including Johann Weyer who is cited as an authority as if there were no differences between his position and that of Rémy. More importantly, however, the book is also based on cases from the archives, but, unfortunately, Rémy seems never to have returned the cases that he used, so it is impossible to check his account of any particular case against the original records.

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