The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

Clarendon Press, 1999 - 292 sider
This is a study of deviant women in early modern Germany. It offers an account of how women were prosecuted for theft, infanticide, and sexual crimes, and challenges the assumption that women were treated more leniently than men. Ulinka Rublack uses criminal trials to illuminate the social status and conflicts of women living through the Reformation and the Thirty Years War, telling the stories of cutpurses, maidservants' dangerous liaisons, and artisans' troubled marriages. She provides an analysis of labelling and sentencing processes, and of the punishments inflicted on those found guilty. Above all, she engages with the way ordinary women experienced authority and sexuality, household and community.

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REENACTORS NOTES: 1500-1700 Highly recommended as it gives a great insight into the role that women played in their society - from the underside. Gives a lot of great background for ladies who may have 'fallen from grace' and ended up in the armies. Can be a little depressing at times. Les hele vurderingen


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Trial and Punishment
Women and Property Crime

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This book is also appearing in Germany in 1998, published by Fischer-Verlag in German

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