In Männerkleidern: Das verwegene Leben der Catharina Margaretha Linck alias Anastasius Lagrantinus Rosenstengel, hingerichtet 1721: Biographie und Dokumentation

TitleIn Männerkleidern: Das verwegene Leben der Catharina Margaretha Linck alias Anastasius Lagrantinus Rosenstengel, hingerichtet 1721: Biographie und Dokumentation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSteidele, Angela
Number of Pages250
PublisherBöhlau
CityKöln
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Catharina Margaretha Linck was the last woman in Europe to be tried because of the so-called fornication between women. Since her 15th birthday as a man disguised herself as a prophet in a radical-pietistic sect, she fought for a number of years as a Musketeer in the War of Spanish Succession, and finally, in 1717 in Halberstadt under the name of Anastasius Lagrantinus Rosenstegel, with another woman. Discussed by her suspicious mother-in-law, the deceiver was put on trial, during which the Corpus delicti, a "leather-made disguised male limb," was especially appreciated. The Prussian King Frederick William I personally condemned them to death. The book follows Catharina Linck's daring way of life and discusses the questions raised by her paradigmatic case in the history of sexuality and identity building, early-modern legal and social history, and gender studies. Supplemented by the imprint of the court records, this historical study is at the same time a rogue romance of tragic comedy. [Publisher Description]

Short TitleIn Männerkleidern
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