Magic in Malta

Magic in Malta, 1605. The Moorish Slave Sellem b. al-Sheikh Mansur and the Roman Inquisition.

This project seeks to understand what can individual magic trials from early-modern Malta show about the history, society, politics and culture of Malta and the Mediterranean more widely


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About the document

The document which forms the basis of this project is the minutes from the Inquisition trial of Sellem as recorded by the notary. Find out more.