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1. Record Number: 20599
Author(s): Engen, John van
Title : Illicit Religion: The Case of Friar Matthew Grabow, O.P [In the Middle Ages "Religious" could mean a person who joined a vowed order of monks, nuns or friars or it could apply more broadly to anyone who lived a chiristian life. The Dominican Matthew Grabow attacked the followers of the "Devotio Moderna," especially women's communities, for living a common life without vows. He also thought that it was not legal for the laity to give up their property rights and pursue a religious life without taking monastic vows. This argument was condemned, even by other friars, for making religious life broadly understood, illicit. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
Source: Law and the Illicit in Medieval Europe.   Edited by Ruth Mazo Karras, Joel Kaye, and E. Ann Matter .   University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.  Pages 103 - 116.
Year of Publication: 2008.

2. Record Number: 9339
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: Essays in Medieval Studies (Full Text via Project Muse) 19 (2002): 120-134. Link Info
Year of Publication: 2002.

3. Record Number: 4346
Author(s): Elliott, Dyan.
Title : The Physiology of Rapture and Female Spirituality [The author examines the relationship between body and soul in the phenomenon of rapture; the female body in rapture is a site of ambiguity lending itself to demon possession and witchcraft].
Source: Medieval Theology and the Natural Body.   Edited by Peter Biller and A.J. Minnis York Studies in Medieval Theology .   York Medieval Press, 1997.  Pages 141 - 173.
Year of Publication: 1997.

4. Record Number: 1586
Title : The Medieval Concept of the Witches' Sabbath [analysis of four early texts from the 1430's ; the author argues that the witches' sabbath gained quick acceptance because it explained how common people could take command of a learned form of magic].
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 8., 2 (Fall 1996):  Pages 419 - 439.
Year of Publication: 1996.