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The Resource Fearless wives and frightened shrews : the construction of the witch in early modern Germany, Sigrid Brauner ; edited with an introduction by Robert H. Brown ; foreword by Sara Lennox

Fearless wives and frightened shrews : the construction of the witch in early modern Germany, Sigrid Brauner ; edited with an introduction by Robert H. Brown ; foreword by Sara Lennox

Label
Fearless wives and frightened shrews : the construction of the witch in early modern Germany
Title
Fearless wives and frightened shrews
Title remainder
the construction of the witch in early modern Germany
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Brauner ; edited with an introduction by Robert H. Brown ; foreword by Sara Lennox
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In fifteenth-century Germany, women were singled out as witches for the first time in history; this book explores why. Sigrid Brauner examines the connections among three central developments in early modern Germany: a shift in gender roles for women; the rise of a new urban ideal of femininity; and the witch hunts that swept across Europe from 1435 to 1750
  • Brauner shows that the modern notion of the witch as a willful, conniving, promiscuous woman was first established by German Inquisitors in the Malleus maleficarum (1487). In subsequent works by Martin Luther and the sixteenth-century playwrights Paul Rebhun and Hans Sachs, the witch emerged as the counterpart to the new feminine ideal of the urban housewife. By demonstrating how the binary concepts of "good" housewife and "bad wife" (or witch) were propagated among the educated urban elite who presided over witch trials, Brauner suggests that the witch hunts functioned to discipline women who failed to display the docility and subservience expected of the new urban housewife
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-1992
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brauner, Sigrid
Dewey number
133.4/3/0943
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
BF1583
LC item number
.B73 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brown, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Feminism
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • BMBF-Statusseminar
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Feminism
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Witchcraft
  • Germany
  • Heksen
  • Heksenvervolgingen
  • Malleus maleficarum (Institoris en Sprenger)
  • Beeldvorming
  • Hexe
  • Geschichte
  • Deutschland
  • Social Sciences
  • Parapsychology & Occult Sciences
Label
Fearless wives and frightened shrews : the construction of the witch in early modern Germany, Sigrid Brauner ; edited with an introduction by Robert H. Brown ; foreword by Sara Lennox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Berkeley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-161) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The modern witch: concept, history, context
  • The Malleus maleficarum: witches as wanton women
  • Martin Luther: witches and fearless wives
  • Paul Rebhun: witches and bad wives
  • Hans Sachs: the witch lurking within
  • Burning the witch to tame the shrew
  • Appendix: sixteenth-century terms for witches
Control code
44954842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870237676
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780870237676
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44954842
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fearless wives and frightened shrews : the construction of the witch in early modern Germany, Sigrid Brauner ; edited with an introduction by Robert H. Brown ; foreword by Sara Lennox
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Berkeley
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-161) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The modern witch: concept, history, context
  • The Malleus maleficarum: witches as wanton women
  • Martin Luther: witches and fearless wives
  • Paul Rebhun: witches and bad wives
  • Hans Sachs: the witch lurking within
  • Burning the witch to tame the shrew
  • Appendix: sixteenth-century terms for witches
Control code
44954842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870237676
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780870237676
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44954842
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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