Man As Witch: Male Witches in Central Europe

Man As Witch: Male Witches in Central Europe

by Rolf Schulte
     
 

Witch-hunts were by no means focused only on women -- one in four alleged witches in Central Europe was male. This study traces the witch trials of men in French and German speaking regions in Central Europe, opening up a little known chapter of early modern times. The author analyzes the proportion of accused men in the witch-hunts, describes their trials and

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Witch-hunts were by no means focused only on women -- one in four alleged witches in Central Europe was male. This study traces the witch trials of men in French and German speaking regions in Central Europe, opening up a little known chapter of early modern times. The author analyzes the proportion of accused men in the witch-hunts, describes their trials and explores the conflicts from which witch-hunts involving men evolved.

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"[T]his valuable book delineates the politics and practices of the Holy Roman Empire; illuminates some of the thought processes of the Protestant Reformation, particularly of the followers of Calvin and Zwingli; and provides glimpses into the lives of ordinary Europeans who found themselves in a maelstrom of superstition and intolerance. A valuable resource for those interested in not only witchcraft but also European history and theological education." --CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230537026
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/21/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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