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The Resource Male witches in early modern Europe, Lara Apps and Andrew Gow

Male witches in early modern Europe, Lara Apps and Andrew Gow

Label
Male witches in early modern Europe
Title
Male witches in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Lara Apps and Andrew Gow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Male witches in early modern Europe provides a critique of historians' assumptions about witch-hunting and the many explanations for the origins of 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. In doing so, they challenge the marginalisation of male witches by many historians, in particular those writing with a feminist agenda. The book shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, and in some regions men were accused more often than women. The authors analyse ideas about witches and witch prosecution as gendered artefacts of patriarchal societies, under which both sexes 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. This important critique of current practices in witchcraft studies will be of particular interest to scholars and students in undergraduate and graduate courses in early modern history, religion, culture, gender studies and methodology. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Apps, Lara
Dewey number
133.4/081094
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1584.E85
LC item number
A66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gow, Andrew Colin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Warlocks
Label
Male witches in early modern Europe, Lara Apps and Andrew Gow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
51264676
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9780719057090
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002045168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Male witches in early modern Europe, Lara Apps and Andrew Gow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
51264676
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 190 pages
Isbn
9780719057090
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002045168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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