Male Witches in Early Modern Europe

Male Witches in Early Modern Europe

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This book critiques historiansa€™ assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon. It shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than women. The authors insist on the centrality of gender, tradition, and ideas about witches in the construction of the witch as a dangerous figure. They challenge the marginalization of male witches by feminist and other historians.This book critiques historiansa€™ assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon.


Title:Male Witches in Early Modern Europe
Author: Lara Apps, Andrew Gow
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2003-05-02
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