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Man as witch : male witches in Central Europe

Author: Rolf Schulte
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One in four alleged witches in Central Europe was male. This study traces the witch trials during which these accused male witches were prosecuted and executed, opening up a little known chapter of early modern times. The book provides statistics on the number of men affected by witch hunts and describes specific regional differences in the way witch hunts were pursued in different parts of Central Europe. A gender  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Schulte
ISBN: 9780230537026 0230537022
OCLC Number: 237885822
Description: xi, 325 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The trial of Peter Kleikamp or --
so many questions --
The persecution of men as werewolves in Burgandy --
Male witches on trial: an empirical approach --
Witch-hunts and the male witch: a chronology --
Men as potential witches in demonological treatises --
Magic and gender in popular culture --
The persecution of male witches in Holstein --
Carinthia, wanted: beggar, male --
Male witches, feminized men or shamans? --
The power of the 'witch folk' and the rulers.
Series Title: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic.
Responsibility: Rolf Schulte ; translated by Linda Froome-Döring.

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Witch-hunts in Central Europe were by no means focused only on women; one in four alleged witches was male. This study analyzes and describes the witch trials of men in French and German-speaking  Read more...
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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 Read more...

 
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