March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007 - 3/21/2007 10:42:00 PM Woman as Witch I....

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22/03/2007 00:42:00 Woman as Witch I.  Introduction 80% of people brought to trail for witchcraft were women 20,000 men were executed there was a thought that midwives were under special attack after 1630 to children being accused II.  The  Melleus Malificartum Evidence of Renaissance misogyny All their historians drew evidence about the Renaissance view of women  through this book o Dangers in which evil powers proposed o Sexual powers attacked higher faculties of rationality o Evil spiritual powers changed the perceptions and defiled the  pereceptions of men o Augustine Sexuality leads to irrational activity…intercourse in itself was an  irrational activity Fall of Adam and Eve led to irrationality What the fall did was destroy the rational faculties,  make the will independent of reason In the very sexual act, argued Augustine, the  original sin of man is propogated from generation 
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