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1. Record Number: 13779
Author(s): Ferzoco, George.
Title : The Massa Marittima Mural [The Massa Marittima mural, discovered in 2000 on the site of a public fountain, has been interpreted, because of the presence of imperial eagles, as a piece of pro-Empire Ghibelline art. Yet the presence of a woman being sodomized beneath an eagle sugges
Source: Il murale di Massa Marittina. George Ferzoco Toscana Studies .  2004.  Pages 71 - 92. [In Italian on pp.29-50]
Year of Publication: 2004.

2. Record Number: 9340
Author(s): Broedel, Hans Peter.
Title : To Preserve the Manly Form from So Vile a Crime: Ecclesiastical Anti-Sodomitic Rhetoric and the Gendering of Witchcraft in the "Malleus Maleficarum" [Broedel argues that Heinrich Krämer, the author, with the help of Jacob Sprenger, of the "Malleus maleficarum," adopted the language and critiques of sodomy to describe witchcraft, thus making it a crime of deviant sexuality. Since women were naturally predisposed to witchcraft due to weaknesses in their nature, they were lured into sexual sins with demons. Men who were enchanted by witches lost their potency or became emasculated. Using these kinds of arguments, Krämer created a witch that was much more threatening than in other contemporary tracts. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 136-148. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 5834
Author(s): Tarbin, Stephanie.
Title : Knowledge and Gender: The "Malleus Malificarum" of 1485 [The author argues that the "Malleus" equates the Church with masculine power and knowledge while witchcraft, female nature, and devils all share the same negative characteristics].
Source: Sexuality and Gender in History: Selected Essays.   Edited by Penelope Hetherington and Philippa Maddern .   Centre for Western Australian History, University of Western Australia, 1993.  Pages 45 - 62.
Year of Publication: 1993.