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Author Apps, Lara.

Title Male witches in early modern Europe / Lara Apps and Andrew Gow.

Imprint Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in USA by Palgrave, 2003.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 190 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index.
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Contents Invisible men: the historian and the male witch -- Secondary targets? Male witches on trial -- Tortured confessions: agency and selfhood at stake -- Literally unthinkable? Demonological descriptions of male witches -- Conceptual webs: the gendering of witchcraft -- Conclusion and afterword -- Appendix. Johannes Junius: Bamberg's famous male witch.
Language English.
Summary Gender at stake critiques historians' assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon. The authors insist on the centrality of gender, tradition and ideas about witches in the construction of the witch as a dangerous figure. They challenge the marginalisation of male witches by feminist and other historians. The book shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than women. The authors analyse ideas about witches and witch prosecution as gendered artefacts of patriarchal societies under which both women and men suffered. They challenge recent arguments and current orthodoxies by applying crucial insights from feminist scholarship on gender to a selection of statistical arguments, social-historical explanations, traditional feminist history and primary sources, including trial records and demonological literature. The authors assessment of current orthodoxies concerning the causes and origins of witch-hunting will be of particular interest to scholars and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in early modern history, religion, culture, gender studies and methodology.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Access This work is licensed under the following Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).
Subject Witchcraft -- Europe -- History.
Warlocks -- Europe -- History.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Occultism.
Humanities.
History.
Regional and national history.
European history.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Warlocks. (OCoLC)fst01170812
Witchcraft. (OCoLC)fst01176327
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Heksen.
Mannen.
Hexenverfolgung
Magier
Europa.
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Gow, Andrew Colin.
Other Form: Print version: Apps, Lara. Male witches in early modern Europe. Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed exclusively in USA by Palgrave, 2003 0719057086 0719057094 (DLC) 2002045168 (OCoLC)51264676
ISBN 1417574755 (electronic bk.)
9781417574759 (electronic bk.)
9781847790187 (electronic bk.)
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0719057086
9780719057083
0719057094
9780719057090
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