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1. The study of demons.
2. Belief in demons.
3. A list or catalog of one's enemies: "As the years passed [the magazine's] demonology expanded to include Bolsheviks, radicals, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the New Deal, Government work programs or aid programs of any kind" (Maggie Nichols).

de′mon·o·log′ic (-ə-lŏj′ĭk), de′mon·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
de′mon·ol′o·gist n.


1. (Theology) Also called: demonism the study of demons or demonic beliefs
2. a set of people or things that are disliked or held in low esteem: the place occupied by Hitler in contemporary demonology.
demonological, demonologic adj
ˌdemonˈologist n


(ˌdi məˈnɒl ə dʒi)

1. the study of demons.
2. belief in demons.
3. a list of foes.
de`mon•ol′o•gist, n.


1. the study of demons or superstitions about demons.
2. the doctrine of demons. Also demonography. — demonologist, n. — demonologic, demonological, adj.
See also: Demons


[ˌdiːməˈnɒlədʒɪ] Ndemonología f
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She points out that James I's Daemonologie, Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft, and his teacher, Johann Weyer's Depraestigiis daemonum, along with works by numerous others "circulated information on the perceived efficacy of witches' powers, their acoustic qualities, and methods of identification" (14).
El Rey Jacobo Estuardo, quien escribio su Daemonologie (1597) en parte para responder al escepticismo demonologico de Scot, coincidio respecto del cese.
Dentro de los paladines del escepticismo demonologico que se opondrian a las creencias divulgadas por el Malleus maleficarum suelen ser ubicados, entre otros, Ulrico Molitor y su De lamiis et pythonicis mulieribus (1489); Johann Weyer, autor de Praestigiis Daemonum (1563), a quien refutaria el celebre Jean Bodin en su Demonomanie des sorciers y el ingles Reginald Scot y su The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), obra que seria pohibida durante el reinado de Jacobo I, rey y demonologo, autor de Daemonologie.
From the fifteenth century onward, hundreds of demonological tracts were published, including Heinrich Kramer's Malleus Maleficarum (1487), Jean Bodin's De la demonomanie des sorciers (1580), Reginald Scot's thoroughly skeptical The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), George Gifford's Dialogue Concerning Witches and Witchcrafts (1593), and King James I's Daemonologie (1597), used by Wilham Shakespeare as a source for Macbeth (1606).
King James was a fervent advocate of witchcraft as demonstrated in his work Daemonologie, In Forme of a Dialogue (1597).
Faustus, James I's Daemonologie talks of "faire banquets and daintie dishes" brought from the farthest parts of the world:
Evans cites the Daemonologie of James I and VI, first published in 1597, as a source for the idea that witches' familiars in the form of small animals could gain access to houses for malevolent purposes wherever air could enter, and later anecdotes which support the idea of demons gaining entry through the chimney.
James was said to be so upset by the evidence he heard, that he undertook a study of witchcraft and in 1597 published a book on his results, titled Daemonologie.
But help is at hand, Edgy is rescued and taken to the Royal Society of Daemonologie, where he believes he will be safe, but finds himself in more danger than he has ever known.
King James in Daemonologie makes a connection between Satan and "the Italian Scoto yet living.
17) More than twenty years before, James had prefaced his Daemonologie (1597) with the affirmation that 'such assaultes of Sathan are most certainly practized'.