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'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 than men. 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 a thought-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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198208860
ISBN-10: 0198208863
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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