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The Resource Witchcraft, gender, and society in early modern Germany, by Jonathan B. Durrant

Witchcraft, gender, and society in early modern Germany, by Jonathan B. Durrant

Label
Witchcraft, gender, and society in early modern Germany
Title
Witchcraft, gender, and society in early modern Germany
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan B. Durrant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent witchcraft historiography, particularly where it concerns the gender of the witch-suspect, has been dominated by theories of social conflict in which ordinary people colluded in the persecution of the witch sect. The reconstruction of the Eichstatt persecutions (1590-1631) in this book shows that many witchcraft episodes were imposed exclusively 'from above' as part of a programme of Catholic reform. The high proportion of female suspects in these cases resulted from the persecutors' demonology and their interrogation procedures. The confession narratives forced from the suspects reveal a socially integrated, if gendered, community rather than one in crisis. The book is a reminder that an overemphasis on one interpretation cannot adequately account for the many contexts in which witchcraft episodes occurred."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
ELW
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Durrant, Jonathan B.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions,
Series volume
v. 124
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Witchcraft
  • Witchcraft
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Trials (Witchcraft)
  • Sex role
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Gender Identity
  • Witchcraft
  • Catholicism
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 17th Century
  • Jurisprudence
  • Social Conditions
  • Women
  • Germany
Label
Witchcraft, gender, and society in early modern Germany, by Jonathan B. Durrant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables, maps and illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- PART I -- Chapter One : Witch-hunting in Eichstltt -- The background -- Witch-hunting in Eichstatt, 1590-1616 -- Witch-hunting in Eichstatt, 1617-1631 -- The pattern of witch-hunting in Eichsttt -- Chapter Two : The witches -- The authorities and the gender of the witch -- The interrogatory and the course of the witch interrogations -- Denunciations -- Denunciations -- the role of the interrogators -- Denunciations -- the role of the witch-suspect -- The social status of the witch -- Conclusion -- PART II -- Chapter Three : Friends and enemies -- Methodology -- The witch and her denouncers -- Barbara Haubner and her denouncers -- Michael Hochenschildt and his denouncers -- Margretha Geiger and her denouncers -- Walburga Knab -- Christoph Lauterer -- Conclusion -- Chapter Four : Food and drink -- Food and drink -- Feasting -- Chapter Five : Sex -- Diabolical seduction -- Same-sex sexual relations -- Fornication and adultery -- Prostitution -- Bestiality and incest -- Conclusion -- Chapter Six : Health -- Healing -- Midwives -- Conclusion -- Chapter Seven : The abuse of authority -- The investigation -- Georg Mayr's visit -- Maria Mayr's infidelity -- The warders' abuses -- Fear -- Conclusion -- Witchcraft -- Gender and society -- Appendix 1 The interrogatory of 1617 -- Appendix 2 Occupations of suspected witches or their households -- Bibliography
Control code
154227906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 288 pages
Isbn
9789004160934
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)154227906
Label
Witchcraft, gender, and society in early modern Germany, by Jonathan B. Durrant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of tables, maps and illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- PART I -- Chapter One : Witch-hunting in Eichstltt -- The background -- Witch-hunting in Eichstatt, 1590-1616 -- Witch-hunting in Eichstatt, 1617-1631 -- The pattern of witch-hunting in Eichsttt -- Chapter Two : The witches -- The authorities and the gender of the witch -- The interrogatory and the course of the witch interrogations -- Denunciations -- Denunciations -- the role of the interrogators -- Denunciations -- the role of the witch-suspect -- The social status of the witch -- Conclusion -- PART II -- Chapter Three : Friends and enemies -- Methodology -- The witch and her denouncers -- Barbara Haubner and her denouncers -- Michael Hochenschildt and his denouncers -- Margretha Geiger and her denouncers -- Walburga Knab -- Christoph Lauterer -- Conclusion -- Chapter Four : Food and drink -- Food and drink -- Feasting -- Chapter Five : Sex -- Diabolical seduction -- Same-sex sexual relations -- Fornication and adultery -- Prostitution -- Bestiality and incest -- Conclusion -- Chapter Six : Health -- Healing -- Midwives -- Conclusion -- Chapter Seven : The abuse of authority -- The investigation -- Georg Mayr's visit -- Maria Mayr's infidelity -- The warders' abuses -- Fear -- Conclusion -- Witchcraft -- Gender and society -- Appendix 1 The interrogatory of 1617 -- Appendix 2 Occupations of suspected witches or their households -- Bibliography
Control code
154227906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 288 pages
Isbn
9789004160934
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)154227906

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