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Author Toivo, Raisa Maria.

Title Witchcraft and gender in early modern society : Finland and the wider European experience / Raisa Maria Toivo.

Published Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.42094897 TOIV    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Women and gender in the early modern world.
Women and gender in the early modern world.
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-226) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The widow farmer witch : Agata Pekatytär 1670-1700 -- Witches and power -- Work, status and power -- Family, women's status and power -- Conclusions: Mother, wife, and witch.
Summary "How could a woman be three times accused of witchcraft and go on running a successful farmstead? Why would men use a frying pan for cattle magic? Why did witches keep talking about the children? What kind of a relation did Finnish witches have with authority and power?" "These are among the questions Raisa Maria Toivo addresses in this study, as she explores the gender implications of the complex system of household management and public representation in which seventeenth-century Finnish women and men negotiated their positions. From specific case studies, Toivo broadens her narrative to include historiographical discussion on the history of witchcraft, on women's and gender history and on early modern social history, shedding new light on each theme."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Women -- Finland -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Women -- Europe -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Sex role -- Finland -- History -- 17th century.
Sex role -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Witchcraft -- Finland -- History -- 17th century.
Witchcraft -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Finland -- History -- 17th century.
Europe -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 9780754664543 (alk. paper)
0754664546 (alk. paper)