9780415105811

Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Religion and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415105811

  • ISBN10:

    0415105811

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 1994-06-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This bold and imaginative book marks out a different route towards understanding the body, and its relationship to culture and subjectivity. Amongst other subjects, Lyndal Roper deals with the nature of masculinity and feminity.

Table of Contents

List of plates
vii
Preface viii
Acknowledgements x
Introduction
1(36)
Part I
Was there a crisis in gender relations in sixteenth-century Germany?
37(16)
Will and honour: sex, words and power in Augsburg criminal trials
53(26)
Sexual utopianism in the German Reformation
79(28)
Part II
Blood and codpieces: masculinity in the early modern German town
107(18)
Stealing manhood: capitalism and magic in early modern Germany
125(20)
Drinking, whoring and gorging: brutish indiscipline and the formation of Protestant identity
145(26)
Part III
Exorcism and the theology of the body
171(28)
Witchcraft and fantasy in early modern Germany
199(27)
Oedipus and the Devil
226(23)
Index 249

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