9.2 ULRICH MOLITAR
Ulrich was a pioneer in the study
of sorcery and witchcraft.
He was a professor at the University of
In 1489 he published, De Lamiis et Pythonicis
Mulieribus, one of the first scholarly books
on the subject.
Within it is contained the first picture
depicting a witch riding atop a broomstick (a myth that
would be come exceedingly popular in time).
Though the work is well meant, and provides as much insight as can be expected from a work of that time period, Ulrich's text is fraught with errors and false conclusions. He has a tendency to link sorcery and witchcraft, considering them two side of the same coin. This opinion could not be farther from the truth.