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Imagining the Witch

Emotions, Gender, and Selfhood in Early Modern Germany

Laura Kounine

Emotions in History

  • Explores emotions, gender, and selfhood through the lens of witch-trials in early modern Germany
  • The first book to examine the gendering of witchcraft through an exploration of female AND male witchcraft trials
  • Explores understandings of selfhood, emotions and identity in the early modern period at the level of everyday people, rather than through intellectual texts
  • Offers a new methodological framework in which to address questions of emotions and subjective states in history
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the field of the history of emotions
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