The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany by Ulinka Rublack

The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

byUlinka Rublack

Paperback | February 15, 2001

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'The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany' is a fascinating study of 'deviant' women. It is the first scholarly account of how women were prosecuted for theft, infanticide, and sexual crimes in early modern Germany, and challenges the assumption that women were treated more leniently thanmen. Ulinka Rublack uses criminal trials to illuminate the social status and conflicts of women living through the Reformation and Thirty Years War, telling, for the first time, the stories of cutpurses, maidservants' dangerous liaisons, and artisans' troubled marriages. She provides athought-provoking analysis of labelling and sentencing processes, and of the punishments inflicted on those found guilty. Above all, she brilliantly engages with the way 'ordinary' women experienced authority and sexuality, household and community.

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Ulinka Rublack is at St John's College, Cambridge.
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Title:The Crimes of Women in Early Modern GermanyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:February 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198208863

ISBN - 13:9780198208860

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Gossip, Silence, or Accusation2. Trial and Punishment3. Women and Property Crime4. Sinful Sexualities5. Infanticide6. Married Life7. IncestConclusion

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`The aims of the study - to show how elites used law to enforce their notions of moral and sexual order and how this affected ordinary women - are admirably met.'Gartine Walker, Cardiff University, German History.