Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: The Feminization of Magic and the Emerging Idea of the Female Witch in the Late Middle Ages [This article explores Johannes Nider's text "Formicarius," written around 1437, and the first to state that women were more likely to be witches. Previously theologians had expressed concern over necromancy performed by learned men. However, women now posed a threat because their natures suited them to witchcraft, a feminized form of magic requiring sexual submission to the devil. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 120-134. Link Info target = '_blank'>Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 120-134. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Gender Latin Literature Magic Misogyny Necromancy Nider, Johannes, Dominican Theologian- Formicarius Theology Witches Women's Nature
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 15
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 10432213
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