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Death and a maiden : infanticide and the tragical history of Grethe Schmidt / William David Myers.

Author/Creator:
Myers, William David.
Publication:
DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Infanticide -- Germany -- Braunschweig -- History -- 17th century.
Infanticide -- Germany -- Braunschweig -- Case studies.
Trials (Infanticide) -- Germany -- Braunschweig -- Case studies.
Schmidt, Grethe, 1646 or 1647 -- -Trials, litigation, etc.
Contents:
In Brunswick, near Hannover City
Anatomy of a crime
A girl, purportedly a maiden
Family values
Common repute, women and neighbors
Corpus delicti
Knowledgeable women, the midwive's tale
Legal maneuvering and the question of torture
Terror, torture, and Grethe Schmidt
Case for a defense
Not even a sow, the case for Grethe
The thick wilderness of lies
The way to a confession
"Even to the devil himself"
Conclusion: many vigorous enemies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-262) and index.
ISBN:
9780875804378 (clothbound : alk. paper)
0875804373 (clothbound : alk. paper)
OCLC:
667990368
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