Witchcraft and Masculinities in Early Modern Europe

Hardcover | October 22, 2009

EditorA. Rowlands

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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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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 pers...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:257 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:October 22, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023055329X

ISBN - 13:9780230553293

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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