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Witchcraft and masculinities in early modern Europe

Author: Alison Rowlands
Publisher: Basingstoke : MacMillan Publ., cop. 2009.
Series: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic
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Men - as accused witches, witch-hunters, werewolves and the demonically possessed - are the focus of analysis in this collection of essays by leading scholars of early modern European witchcraft. The  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Rowlands
ISBN: 9780230553293 023055329X
OCLC Number: 762770006
Notes: Fait suite à une conférence qui s'est tenue à l'université d'Essex du 21 au 23 avril 2006.
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Description: 1 vol. (XIII-257 p.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Figures and Tables Preface Series Forward Notes on 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 Eichstatt; 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; Blecourt Possession and the Sexes; S.Ferber Index
Series Title: Palgrave historical studies in witchcraft and magic
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