9780815336730

Gender and Witchcraft: New Perspectives on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology

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    9780815336730

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    081533673X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-12-14
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Witchcraft and magical beliefs have captivated historians and artists for millennia, and stimulated an extraordinary amount of research among scholars in a wide range of disciplines. This new collection, from the editor of the highly acclaimed 1992 set,Articles onWitchcraft, Magic, and Demonology, extends the earlier volumes by bringing together the most important articles of the past twenty years and covering the profound changes in scholarly perspective over the past two decades. Featuring thematically organized papers from a broad spectrum of publications, the volumes in this set encompass the key issues and approaches to witchcraft research in fields such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology, literature, history, psychology, and law. This new collection provides students and researchers with an invaluable resource, comprising the most important and influential discussions on this topic. A useful introductory essay written by the editor precedes each volume.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
On Studying Witchcraft as Women's History: A Historiography of the European Witch Persecutions
1(14)
Anne Llewellyn Barstow
The Witch ``She'' /The Historian ``He'': Gender and the Historiography of the European Witch-Hunts
15(25)
Elspeth Whitney
Women as Victims? Witches, Judges, and the Community
40(14)
Robin Briggs
The ``Gendering'' of Witchcraft in French Demonology: Misogyny or Polarity?
54(12)
Stuart Clark
Through the Prism of Witchcraft: Gender and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century Muscovy
66(22)
Valerie A. Kivelson
The Devil in the Shape of a Man: Witchcraft, Conflict, and Belief in Jacobean England
88(31)
Malcolm Gaskill
Women: Witnesses and Witches
119(34)
Clive Holmes
Witchcraft and Women in Seventeenth-Century England: Some Northern Evidence
153(22)
J. A. Sharpe
Marriage or a Career? Witchcraft as an Alternative in Seventeenth-Century Venice
175(21)
Sally Scully
Words, Witches, and Women Trouble: Witchcraft, Disorderly Speech, and Gender Boundaries in Puritan New England
196(22)
Jane Kamensky
Sexual Witchcraft, Colonialism, and Women's Powers: Views from the Mexican Inquisition
218(29)
Ruth Behar
Witches and Witchcraft: A Study about Representations of Female Power on Santa Catarina Island
247(10)
Sonia Weidner Maluf
Witches, Wives, and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecutions and Women's Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England
257(21)
Louise Jackson
Women's stories of witchcraft in Early Modern England: The House, the Body, the Child
278(25)
Diane Purkiss
Witchcraft and Fantasy in Early Modern Germany
303(25)
Lyndal Roper
The Spirit of Fornication: Virtue of the Soul and Virtue of the Body in Friuli, 1600--1800
328(31)
Luisa Accati
Syphilis, Misogyny, and Witchcraft in 16th-Century Europe
359(5)
Eric B. Ross
Stealing Manhood: Capitalism and Magic in Early Modern Germany
364(19)
Lyndal Roper
Fears of Flying: Representations of Witchcraft and Sexuality in Early Sixteenth-Century Germany
383(30)
Charles Zika
Witches as Devils' Concubines: On the Origin of Fear of Witches and Protection against Witches
413(24)
Lene Dresen-Coenders
Witch or Saint: Absolutes in the French 18th Century Novel
437(12)
Catherine Rubinger
The Embodied Goddess: Feminist Witchcraft and Female Divinity
449(14)
Wendy Griffin
Acknowledgments 463

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