History 408/508
Deviants & Outcasts
in European History

Week 1: Course Introduction
Read and discuss in class: Mark G. Pegg, “On Cathars, Albigenses, and the Good Men of Languedoc,” Journal of Medieval History 27 (2001): 181-195 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).

Week 2: Understanding Power in the Middle Ages
Carlo Ginzburg, “The Inquisitor as Anthropologist,” in his Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989) (Blackboard; E-Reserves).
James Given, “The Inquisitors of Languedoc and the Medieval Technology of Power,” American Historical Review 94 (1989): 336-359 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).
John H. Arnold, “The Historian as Inquisitor: The Ethics of Interrogating Subaltern Voices,” Rethinking History 2 (1998): 378-386 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).
Christine Caldwell Ames, “Does Inquisition Belong to Religious History?”
American Historical Review 110 (2005): 11-37 (Blackboard; E-Reserves)
The Trial of Béatrice de Planissoles (19 June - 22 August 1320) (Blackboard)
The Trial of Grazide Lizier (19 August - 7 November 1320) (Blackboard)
The Trial of Barthelémy Amilhac (11 September 1320 - 5 March 1321) (Blackboard)

Week 3: Myths of an Other
Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia, The Myth of Ritual Murder (Yale University Press, 1988).

Week 4: Killing for God, Dying for God
Brad Gregory, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard University Press, 1999).

Week 5: The Devil’s Handmaiden
The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of A Witchcraft Trial in Brumswick, Germany 1663, ed. Peter A. Morton (Broadview Press, 2006).
John Tedeschi, “Inquisitorial Law and the Witch,” in Gustav Hennigsen and Bengt Ankarloo, eds., Early Modern European Witchcraft: Centres and Peripheries (Clarendon Press, 1990), 83-119 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).
Robert Muchembled, “Satanic Myths and Cultural Reality,” ibid., 139-160 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).

Week 6: Renaissance and Sodom
Guido Ruggiero, The Boundaries of Eros: Sex Crime and Sexuality in Renaissance Venice (Oxford University Press, 1985).

Week 7: Gender and Deviance
Ulinka Rublack, The Crimes of Women in Early Modern Germany (Clarendon Press, 1999).

Week 8: Anthropologies of the Scaffold
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Knopf, 1995) [Part I]
Kathy Stuart, “The Executioner’s Healing Touch: Health and Honor in Early Modern German Medical Practice,” in her Defiled Trades and Social Outcasts: Honor and Ritual Pollution in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge University Press, 1999), 149-185 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).
Paul Friedland, “Beyond Deterrence: Cadavers, Effigies, Animals and the Logic of Executions in Pre-Modern France,” Historical Reflections 29 (2003): 295-317 (Blackboard; E-Reserves).

Week 9: The Birth of a ‘Carceral’ Society?
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish [Parts II-III].
Randall McGowen, “The Well-Ordered Prison: England, 1780-1865,” in Norval Morris and David J. Rothman, eds., The Oxford History of the Prison: The Practice of Punishment in Western Society (Oxford University Press, 1995), 79-110 (Blackboard).
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), “Panopticon, or, Inspection-House &c.” (1787), in John Bowring, ed., The Works of Jeremy Bentham (Tait, 1843), vol. 4, pp. 37-66 (Library Reserves).

Week 10: Back to the Beginning: The Formation of a Persecuting Society?
R.I. Moore, The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and Deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250 (Blackwell, 1987).