Witchcraft and Masculinities in Early Modern Europe

Overview

Men and masculinities are still inadequately incorporated into the historiography of early modern witch trials, despite the fact that 20-25% of all accused ‘witches’ were male. This book redresses this imbalance by making men the focus of the gender analysis and also covers the issue of regional variation in the gendering of witch persecution.

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Overview

Men and masculinities are still inadequately incorporated into the historiography of early modern witch trials, despite the fact that 20-25% of all accused ‘witches’ were male. This book redresses this imbalance by making men the focus of the gender analysis and also covers the issue of regional variation in the gendering of witch persecution.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230553293
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ALISON ROWLANDS is a Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Essex.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
• Preface
• Series Forward
• Contributors
• Not the ‘Usual Suspects’? Male Witches, Witchcraft, and Masculinities in Early Modern Europe; A.Rowlands
Male Witches in the Duchy of Lorraine; R.Briggs
Men as Accused Witches in the Holy Roman Empire; R.Schulte
* Witch-Finders, Witch-Hunters or Kings of the Sabbath? The Prominent Role of Men in the Mass Persecutions of the Rhine-Meuse Area (16th-17th Centuries); R.Voltmer
Why Some Men and Not Others? The Male Witches of Eichstätt; J.Durrant
Giandomenico Fei, the Only Male Witch. A Tuscan or an Italian Anomaly? O.Di Simplicio
Men and the Witch-Hunt in Scotland; J.Goodare
* Masculinity and Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century England; M.Gaskill
The Werewolf, the Witch, and the Warlock: Aspects of Gender in the Early Modern Period; W.de Blécourt
Possession and the Sexes; S.Ferber
Index

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