This book critiques historians8217; assumptions about witch-hunting as well as their explanations for this complex and perplexing phenomenon. It shows that large numbers of men were accused of witchcraft in their own right, in some regions, more men were accused than women. The authors insist on the centrality of gender, tradition, and ideas about witches in the construction of the witch as a dangerous figure. They challenge the marginalization of male witches by feminist and other historians.
Genre: History, Body + Mind + Spirit
Subgenre: Witchcraft + Wicca, Europe / General, Europe / Great Britain