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The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Ulinka Rublack

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208860
eISBN:
9780191678165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208860.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book studies ‘deviant’ women. It presents an account of how women were prosecuted for theft, infanticide, and sexual crimes in early modern Germany, and challenges the assumption that women were ... More


Sincerely Deviant Women

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses wicked women in the 19th-century theatre, including the subversive roles and role-players. It demonstrates that the 19th-century theatre can serve as an illuminating context ... More


Women and Witchcraft

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/9780198208082.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses why (from a particular male cultural perspective) witches were conceived to be women. For witches and highly deviant women were culturally constructed and, thus, made ... More


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