Male witches in early modern Europe

  title={Male witches in early modern Europe},
  author={Lara Apps and A. Gow},
  • Lara Apps, A. Gow
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Gender at stake critiques historians' assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon. 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 marginalisation of male witches by feminist and other historians. The book shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than… CONTINUE READING
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