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The German Underworld (Routledge Revivals)

Deviants and Outcasts in German History, 1st Edition

By Richard J. Evans


273 pages

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This book, which was first published in 1988, deals with the neglected history of the lowest layers of German society, of marginal, outcast and deviant groups such as arsonists, witches, bandits, infanticides, poachers, murderers, prostitutes, vagrants and thieves, from the end of the thirteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. This book is ideal for students of history, particularly the German history.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures; Abbreviations; Preface; 1. Introduction: The ‘Dangerous Classes’ in Germany from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century Richard J. Evans 2. The Mordbrenner Fear in Sixteenth-century Germany: Political Paranoia or the Revenge of the Outcast? Bob Scribner 3. The Equation of Women and Witches: A Case Study of Witchcraft Trials in Lucerne and Lausanne in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries Susanna Burghartz 4. Bandits and the State: Robbers and the Authorities in the Holy Roman Empire in the Late Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries Uwe Danker 5. Infanticide in Eighteenth-century Germany Otto Ulbricht 6. Poachers in Upper Bavaria in 1848: Crime or Conflict? Regina Schulte 7. The Crime Rate: Longitudinal and Periodic Trends in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century German Criminality, from Vormärz to Late Weimar Eric A. -Johnson 8. Prostitutes in Imperial Germany, 1870-1918: Working Girls or Social Outcasts? Lynn Abrams 9. Vagrants and Beggars in Hitler’s Reich Wolfgang Ayass 10. ‘Law-abiding Germans’? Social Disintegration, Crime and the Reimposition of Order in Post-war Western Germany, 1945-9 Alan Kramer; Contributors; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century
HISTORY / Essays
HISTORY / Social History