Selected Bibliography for Scholarly Research on the Early Modern Werewolf

Primary Sources:

Anonymous, Arrest memorable donné à l’encontre de Gilles Garnier lyonnois pour avoir en forme de loup garou devoré plusieurs enfans…, Lyon: Benoît Rigaud 1574.

Anonymous, A True Discourse Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of One Stubbe Peeter, a most wicked sorcerer who in the likenes of a woolfe, committed many murders, continuing this diuelish practise 25. Yeeres, killing and deuouring men, women, and children. Who for the same fact was taken and executed the 31. Of Ocotber last past in towne of Bedbur neer the cittie of Collin in Germany. Trulye translated out of the high Duch, according to the copie printed in Collin, brought ouer into England by George Bores ordinary poste, the xi. Daye of this present moneth of lune 1590. Who did both see and heare the same, London: Edward Venge, 1590.

Bodin, Jean, On The Demon-Mania of Witches, trans. Randy A. Scott, Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 1995 [originally published in 1580]; .

Boguet, Henri, An Examen of Witches: Drawn from various trials of many of this sect in the district of Saint Oyan de Joux… (Discours des Sorciers, 1602)’, trans. Montague Summers, Suffolk; Richard Clay, 1929.

Chauvincourt, Sieur de Beauvoys de , Discours de la lycanthropie ou la transformation des hommes en loups, Paris, 1599.

James I, King, The Demonology of King James I: Includes the Original Text of Daemonologie and News from Scotland, ed. Donald Tyson, Woodbury, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2011. [originally published in 1597]

Kaysersberg, Johannes Geiler von, Die Emeis, Strassburg: Grüninger, 1516.

Kramer, Heinrich and James Sprenger, The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum (1486), trans. Christopher S. Mackay, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Lancre, Pierre de, On the Inconstancy of Witches: Pierre de Lancre’s Tableau de l’inconstance des mauvais anges et démons, ed. Gerhild Scholz Williams, trans. Harriet Stone and Gerhild Scholz Williams, Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006. [ originally published in 1612]

Nynauld, Jean de, De la lycanthropie, transformation et extase des sorciers, Paris, 1615.

Prieur, Claude, Dialogue de la Lycanthropie, ou transformation d’hommes en loups, Louvain: chez Jean Maes et Philippe Zangre, 1596.

Rémy, Nicholas, Demonolatry, trans. E. A. Ashwin, ed. Montague Summers, London: J. Rodker, 1930. [originally published in 1595]

Scot, Reginald, The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Arundel, England: Centaur Press, 1964. [originally published in 1584]

Thyraeus, Peter, De apparitionibusspirituum tractatusduo, Cholinus, 1600.

Weyer, Johann, Witches, Devils, and Doctors in the Renaissance, ed. George Mora and Benjamin Kohl, trans. John Shea, Bringhamton, N.Y.: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1991. [originally published in 1563].

Wolfeshusius, Johannes Fridericus, De la Lycanthropia: an vere illi, ut fama est, luporum & aliarum bestiarum formis induantur. Problema philosophicum pro sentential Joan. Bodini… adversus dissentaneas aliquorum opinions novitre assertum, Leipzig: Typis Abrahami Lambergi, 1591.

Bodin, Jean, On The Demon-Mania of Witches, trans. Randy A. Scott, Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 1995.

Bodin, Jean, On The Demon-Mania of Witches, trans. Randy A. Scott, Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 1995.

Secondary Sources:

Baring-Gould, Sabine, The Book of Were-Wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition, London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1865.

Beresford, Matthew, The White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture, London: Reaktion Books, 2013.

Bettini, Jessica Lynne, ‘The Rage of the Wolf: Metamorphosis and Identity in Medieval Werewolf Tales,’ MA, East Tennessee State University, 2011.

Blécourt, Willem de , ‘A Journey to Hell: Reconsidering the Livonian “Werewolf,” Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft‘, Volume 2, Number 1, 2007, pp. 49-67.

Blécourt, Willem de, ‘I would have eaten you too: Werewolf legends in the Flemish, Dutch, and German area, ’Folklore, 118, 2007, pp. 23-43.

Blécourt, Willem de, ‘The Werewolf, the Witch, and the Warlock: Aspects of Gender in the Early Modern Period,’ in Alison Rowlands (ed.), Witchcraft and Masculinities in Early Modern Europe, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 191-214.

Blécourt, Willem de, ‘Monstrous Theories: Werewolves and the Abuse of History,’ Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, 2, 2013, pp. 188-212.

Blécourt, Willem de (ed.), Werewolf Histories, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Blécourt, Willem de, ‘The Differentiated Werewolf: An Introduction to Cluster Methodology,’ in Willem de Blécourt (ed.), Werewolf Histories, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 1-25.

Burgard, Matthias, Das Monster von Morbach, Munster: Waxmann Verlag, 2008 (Chapter 4).

Cheilik, Michael, ‘The Werewolf,’ in Malcolm South (ed.), Mythical and Fabulous Creatures: A Source Book and Research Guide, New York: Greenwood Press, 1987, pp. 265-93.

Cininas, Jazmina, ‘The Girlie Werewolf Hall of Fame: Historical and Contemporary Figurations of the Female Lycanthrope’, PhD, RMIT, 2013. 

Cininas, Jazmina, ‘Girlie Werewolves with Five O’Clock Shadows: Surveying Representations of She Wolves, Wolf Girls and Female Werewolves in Printmaking and the Visual arts,’ in Luke Morgan (ed.), IMPACT7: Intersections and Counterpoints, Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2013 pp. 106-13.

Donecker, Stefan, ‘The Werewolves of Livonia: Lycanthropy and Shape-Changing in Scholarly Texts, 1550-1720,’ Preternature. Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, 1, 2012, pp. 289-322.

Edwards, Kathryn A. (ed.), Werewolves, Witches, and Wandering Spirits: Traditional Belief and Folklore in Early Modern Europe, Kirsville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2002.

Frost, Brian J. The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature, Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.

Jacques-Lefèvre, Nicole, ‘Such an Impure, Cruel, and Savage Beast: Images of the Werewolf in Demonological Works,’ in Kathryn A. Edwards (ed.), Werewolves, Witches, and Wandering Spirits: Traditional Belief and Folklore in Early Modern Europe, Kirsville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2002, pp. 181-99.

Kratz, Dennis M. ‘Fictus Lupus: The Werewolf in Christian Thought,’ Classical Folia: Studies in the Christian Perpetuation of the Classics, vol.30, no. 1, 1976, pp. 57-81.

Leubuscher, Rud, Ueber die Wehrwülfe und Thierverwandlungen im Mittelalter Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Psychologie, Berlin: Druck und Verlag von G Reimer, 1850.

Lorey, Elmar M. Henrich der Werwolf. Eine Geschichte aus der Zeit der Hexenprozesse mit Dokumenten und Analysen, Frankfurt am Main, 1998.

Lorey, Elmar M. ‘Das Werwolfstereotyp als instabile Variante im Hexenprozeß’, Nassau Annals, 112, 2001, pp. 135-17 https://www.elmar-lorey.de/Stereotyp.htm

Lorey, Elmar M. ‘Vom Wolfssegner zum Werwolf: Hexereiprozesse im Nassauer Land,’ in Rita Voltmer and Günter Gehl (eds.), Alltagsleben und Magie in Hexenprozessen, Weimar: Verlag Rita Dadder, 2003, pp. 65-81.

Massey, Jeffry Allen, ‘Corpus Lupi: The Medieval Werewolf and Popular Theology,’ PhD, Emory University, 2003.

Metzger, Nadine, ‘Battling Demons With Medical Authority: Werewolves, Physicians and Rationalization,’ History of Psychiatry, Vol. 24, No.3, 2013.

Münster-Schröer, Erika, Hexenverfolgung und Kriminalität: Jülich-Kleve-Berg in der Frühen Neuzeit, Essen: Klartex Verlag, 2017 (Chapter 11).

Oates, Caroline , ‘The Trial of a Teenage Werewolf, Bordeaux, 1603’, Criminal Justice History, 9, 1988, pp. 1-29.

Oates, Caroline, ‘Metamorphosis and Lycanthropy in Franche-Comté, 1521-1643,’ in Michel Feher (ed.), Fragments for a History of the Human Body, Part One, New York: Zone, 1989,
pp. 304-364.

Oates, Caroline Frances, ‘Trials of Werewolves in the Franche-Comté in the Early Modern Period,’ PhD thesis, University of London (Warburg Institute), 1993.
British Library download: https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.362834

Oldridge, Darren, Strange Histories: The Trail of the Pig, the Walking Dead, and other Matters of Fact from Medieval and Renaissance Worlds, London: Routledge, 2005. (Second Edition, 2017) Chapter 6. Werewolves and Flying Witches.

Otten, Charlotte F. (ed.), A Lycanthropy Reader: Werewolves in Western Culture, Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1986.

Priest, Hannah (ed.), She-Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.

Rheinheimer, Martin, ‘The Belief in Werewolves and the Extermination of Real Wolves in Schleswig-Holstein,’ Scandinavian Journal of History, 20, 1995, pp. 281-94

Ridley, Richard A. “Wolf and Werewolf in Baltic and Slavic Tradition,” Journal of Indo-European Studies, 4, 1976, pp. 321-31.

Riegelweg, Lena Maria Kaiser, ‘Weil er geführt ein Wolff leben,’ MA, Universität Duisburg-Essen Historisches Institut, 2016.

Russell, W.M.S. and Claire Russell, ‘The Social Biology of Werewolves,’ in J.R. Porter and W.M.S. Russell (eds.), Animals in Folklore, Ipswich, U.K.: D.S. Brewer Ldt and Rowman & Littlefield, 1978, pp. 143-85.

Schulte, Rolf, ‘Men as Accused Witches in the Holy Roman Empire,’ in Alison Rowlands (ed.), Witchcraft and Masculinities in Early Modern Europe, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 52-74.

Schulte, Rolf, Man as Witch: Male Witches in Central Europe, trans. Linda Froome-Döring, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Schulte, Rolf,‘“She transformed into a werewolf, devouring and killing two children”: trails of she-werewolves in early modern French Burgundy,’ trans. Linda Froome-Döring, in Hannah Priest (ed.), She Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015, pp. 41-59.

Schulte, Rolf, ‘The Werewolf in Popular Culture of Early Modern Germany,’ in Willem de Blécourt (ed.), Werewolf Histories, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 185-205.

Sconduto, Leslie A. Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2008.

Sidky, Homayun, Witchcraft, Lycanthropy, Drugs, and Disease: An Anthropological Study of the European Witch-hunts, New York: Peter Lang, 1997.

Stiegler, Christian, Vergessene Bestie: der Werwolf in der deutschen Literatur, Vienna: Braumüller 2017.

Stypczynski, Brent A. ‘Evolution of the Werewolf Archetype from Ovid to J.K. Rowling,’ PhD, Kent State University, 2008.

Voltmer, Rita, ‘The Judge’s Lore? The Politico-Religious Concept of Metamorphosis in the Peripheries of Western Europe,’ in Willem de Blécourt (ed.), Werewolf Histories, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 159-85.

Zika, Charles, The Appearance of Witchcraft: Print and Visual Culture in Sixteenth-Century Europe, London: Routledge, 2007. Chapter 7.