Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 January 2003

200 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719057090

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Male witches in early modern Europe

Lara Apps and Andrew Gow

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This is the first ever full book on the subject of male witches addressing incidents of witch-hunting in both Britain and Europe
  • Uses feminist categories of gender analysis to critique the feminist agenda that mars many studies
  • Advances a more bal
  • Critiques historians' assumptions about witch-hunting, challenging the marginalisation of male witches by feminist and other historians
  • Shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than women
  • It uses feminist categories of gender analysis to challenge recent arguments and current orthodoxies providing a more balanced and complex view of witch-hunting and ideas about witches in their gendered forms than has hitherto been available

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