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Gender in Early Modern German History
     

Gender in Early Modern German History

by Ulinka Rublack
 

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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.

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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

Preface; 1. Introduction Ulinka Rublack; Part I. Masculinities: 2. What made a man a man? Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century findings Heide Wunder; 3. Men in witchcraft trials: towards a social anthropology of 'male' understandings of magic and witchcraft Eva Labouvie; Part II. Transgressions: 4. Monstrous deception: midwifery, fraud and gender in early modern Rothenburg ob der Tauber Alison Rowlands; 5. 'Evil imaginings and fantasies': child witches and the end of the witch craze Lyndal Roper; 6. Gender tales: the multiple identities of Maiden Heinrich, Hamburg 1700 Mary Lindemann; 7. Disembodied theory? Discourses of sex in early modern Germany Merry Wiesner; Part III. Politics: 8. Peasant protest and the language of womens' petitions: Christina Vend's supplications of 1629 Renate Blickle; 9. State formation, gender and the experience of governance in early modern Württemberg Ulinka Rublack; Part IV. Religion: 10. Cloistering womens' past: conflicting accounts of enclosure in a seventeenth-century Munich nunnery Ulrike Strasser; 11. Memory, religion and family in the writing of Pietist women Ulrike Gleixner; 12. One body, two confessions: mixed marriages in Germany Dagmar Freist.

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