Gender in Early Modern German History

Gender in Early Modern German History

by Ulinka Rublack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521179971

ISBN-13: 9780521179973

Pub. Date: 11/04/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Why did parents prosecute their children as witches? Why did a sixteenth-century midwife entice a burgher woman to pretend she was giving birth to puppies? How did the life of a transsexual woman in early eighteenth-century Hamburg end? This volume presents a range of startling case-studies from German society between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. The

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Why did parents prosecute their children as witches? Why did a sixteenth-century midwife entice a burgher woman to pretend she was giving birth to puppies? How did the life of a transsexual woman in early eighteenth-century Hamburg end? This volume presents a range of startling case-studies from German society between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. The study reveals new meanings of gender and identity relating to the experiences of men and women in early modern German history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521179973
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Series:
Past and Present Publications Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Map
1Meanings of gender in early modern German history1
2What made a man a man? Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century findings21
3Men in witchcraft trials: towards a social anthropology of 'male' understandings of magic and witchcraft49
4Monstrous deception: midwifery, fraud and gender in early modern Rothenburg ob der Tauber71
5'Evil imaginings and fantasies': child-witches and the end of the witch craze102
6Gender tales: the multiple identities of Maiden Heinrich, Hamburg 1700131
7Disembodied theory? Discourses of sex in early modern Germany152
8Peasant protest and the language of women's petitions: Christina Vend's supplications of 1629177
9State-formation, gender and the experience of governance in early modern Wurttemberg200
10Cloistering women's past: conflicting accounts of enclosure in a seventeenth-century Munich nunnery221
11Memory, religion and family in the writings of Pietist women247
12One body, two confessions: mixed marriages in Germany275
Index305

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