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Witchcraft narratives in Germany : Rothenburg 1561-1652

Author: Alison Rowlands
Publisher: Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003.
Series: Studies in early modern European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text looks at why witch-trials failed to escalate into "witch-crazes" in certain parts of early modern Europe. Using the legal records of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, the book explores the social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Rowlands, Alison.
Witchcraft narratives in Germany.
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003
(OCoLC)606994830
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Rowlands
ISBN: 0719052599 9780719052590
OCLC Number: 51568897
Description: 248 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Map: place of origin of the sixty-five people involved in witch-trials in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, 1549-1709 --
'An honourable man should not talk about that which he cannot prove': slander and speech about witchcraft --
The devil's power to delude: elite beliefs about witchcraft and magic --
'One cannot ... hope to obtain the slightest certainty from him': the first child-witch in Rothenburg, 1587 --
'When will the burning start here?': the Catholic challenge during the Thirty Years' War --
Seduction, poison and magical theft: gender and contemporary fantasies of witchcraft --
'God will punish both poor and rich': the idioms and risks of defiance in the trial of Margaretha Horn, 1652 --
Trials for witchcraft in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, 1549-1709.
Series Title: Studies in early modern European history.
Responsibility: Alison Rowlands.
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