Witch Craze In The Nineteenth Century

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Women throughout history have contributed greatly to society, such as being a mother, taking care of the house or working in factories. Women have tried and succeeded in some ways to create gender equality. Some women living in Germany in the fifteenth century presented their power through witchcraft. Because of this men felt threatened, as these women did not conform to the feminine norms under a dominant male society. Men retaliated and restored what they believed to be their superior power through religious beliefs and misogynist methods. One of the key contributors who helped initiate the witch craze was Kramer’s and Sprenger’s Malleus Maleficarum.

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