The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - 292 sider
'The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany' is a fascinating study of 'deviant' women. It is the first scholarly account of how women were prosecuted for theft, infanticide, and sexual crimes in early modern Germany, and challenges the assumption that women were treated more leniently thanmen. Ulinka Rublack uses criminal trials to illuminate the social status and conflicts of women living through the Reformation and Thirty Years War, telling, for the first time, the stories of cutpurses, maidservants' dangerous liaisons, and artisans' troubled marriages. She provides athought-provoking analysis of labelling and sentencing processes, and of the punishments inflicted on those found guilty. Above all, she brilliantly 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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Introduction
1
Gossip Silence or Accusation
16
Trial and Punishment
43
Women and Property Crime
92
Sinful Sexualities
134
Infanticide
163
Married Life
197
Incest
231
Conclusion
255
Appendix
261
Bibliography
264
Index
287
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Ulinka Rublack is at St John's College, Cambridge.

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