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Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Brian Pullan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book seeks to contribute to Italian social history and to deepen understanding of Catholic charity and social policy in past times. It focuses on two groups of disreputable (or at least ... More


Witch-Cleansing

Stuart Clark

in Thinking with Demons: The Idea of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208082
eISBN:
9780191677915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208082.003.0025
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Historians have detected in apocalyptic thought a number of primary features which explain its appeal to those who believe they are living in the last age. Most obviously, it has very great ... More


Seduction, poison and magical theft: gender and contemporary fantasies of witchcraft

Alison Rowlands

in Witchcraft Narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719052590
eISBN:
9781781700167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719052590.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As was the case in many other places in early modern Europe, most of those who were accused of or who confessed to witchcraft or who were formally questioned as suspected witches in Rothenburg were ... More


Introduction

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Introduction identifies two related strategies which influenced charity and social policy in Italian communities, ca.1300-ca.1800. The first was a policy of regulating rather than trying to ... More


Prostitutes, courtesans and public morality

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 3 discusses developments in public policy and intellectual attitudes towards prostitution and sexual immorality in early modern Italy. It shows how attempts were made to discipline courtesans ... More


Conclusion

Brian Pullan

in Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The conclusion makes comparisons between the medieval and early modern notion of the lesser evil and the more recent concept of harm reduction, and asks how far recent debates on prostitution, child ... More


Essex and the ‘popish plot’

Alexandra Gajda

in Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719086069
eISBN:
9781781707883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

On 8 February 1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, processed into London declaring that he was taking urgent action to prevent a ‘popish plot’ by his enemies to sell the Crown of England to ... More


The Prevalence of a Mundane Practice

in Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, & Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762821
eISBN:
9780226762951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762951.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Demonic possessions were part and parcel of daily life in early modern Europe. Evil spirits could possess the body as well as the soul and inflict physiological pains as well as mental disturbances. ... More


The Life of Lady Johanna Eleonora Petersen, Née Von Und Zu Merlau, Wife of Dr. Johann Wilhelm Petersen, Written by Herself and Published Because of Many Edifying Events, Befitting as a Sequel to Her Husband's Memoirs. Paid For By Worthy Friends (1718).1 a Short Narration of How God's Guiding Hand Has Led Me Hither and What He Has Done for My Soul.

in The Life of Lady Johanna Eleonora Petersen, Written by Herself: Pietism and Women's Autobiography in Seventeenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662985
eISBN:
9780226663005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663005.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter presents a translation of Johanna Eleonora Petersen's autobiography, which follows the 1718 edition comprising the “Narration” of 1689 augmented by the addition of some twenty-two pages. ... More


Bayle, Jurieu, and the Dictionnaire Historique et Critique

Mara van der Lugt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198769262
eISBN:
9780191822346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769262.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book presents a new study of Pierre Bayle’s Dictionnaire Historique et Critique (1696), with special reference to Bayle’s polemical engagement with the theologian Pierre Jurieu. While recent ... More


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