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Title Witchcraft and gender in early modern society : Finland and the wider European experience / Raisa Maria Toivo.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2016, ©2008.


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 231 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Women and gender in the early modern world
Women and gender in the early modern world.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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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.
Witchcraft -- history.
Gender Identity.
History, 17th Century.
Genre History.
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."--Jacket.
Other Title Print version: Toivo, Raisa Maria. Witchcraft and gender in early modern society. London ; New York : Routledge, 2016, ©2008 9780754664543