Witchcraft, Gender and Society in Early Modern Germany
Durrant, Jonathan B.
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
Using the example of Eichstätt, this book challenges current witchcraft historiography by arguing that the gender of the witch-suspect was a product of the interrogation process and that the stable communities affected by persecution did not collude in its escalation. Readership: All those interested in the history of witch persecution, gender history, the history of the Catholic Reformation, and the history of early modern Germany.
KeywordsHistory; Early Modern History; Eichstätt; Interrogation; Witchcraft; Witch-hunt
Publication date and place2007
SeriesStudies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, 124
Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700