Title: Gender and infanticide in early modern Bohemia: the case of Elisabeth Symandlin, 1707–1710
Authors: Stůj, Pavel
Citation: West Bohemian Historical Review. 2018, no. 2, p. 145-184.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
Document type: článek
URI: http://wbhr.cz/index.php/issues
ISSN: 1804-5480
Keywords: vražda novorozeněte;dítě;zločin;každodenní život;mučení
Keywords in different language: infanticide;child;crime;everyday life;torture
Abstract in different language: The interrogation reports documenting a case of Elisabeth Symandlin, a young maidservant from south Bohemia who was investigated for suspicion of infanticide between the years 1707–1710, offer a unique opportunity for a research on the history of everyday life in the town of Jindˇrich °uv Hradec in early modern period. Following the recent foreign research in legal history (David Myers, 2011), the author of this paper argues that Elisabeth’s process indicates general problems related to criminal investigations which have been discussed repeatedly by contemporary lawyers and doctors. The present study is a contribution to the research in the history of everyday life following modern historiographical trends (historical anthropology, microhistory, gender history). Based on the sources from the estate of Jindˇrich °uv Hradec, it emphasizes the manifestation of woman’s involvement in crime investigation and examines the opportunities that unmarried women could get in the early modern society.
Rights: © Západočeská univerzita v Plzni
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