×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Narrative of the Anabaptist Madness: The Overthrow of Munster, the Famous Metropolis of Westphalia
     

Narrative of the Anabaptist Madness: The Overthrow of Munster, the Famous Metropolis of Westphalia

by Hermann von Kerssenbrock, Christopher S. MacKay (Translator)
 

This is the only accurate translation of the main contemporary historical source for the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster (1534-35). Written by Hermann von Kerssenbrock, a young Catholic eyewitness who later became a schoolmaster, the monumental Latin original was never printed during the author’s life, and circulated only in manuscript format until the

Overview

This is the only accurate translation of the main contemporary historical source for the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster (1534-35). Written by Hermann von Kerssenbrock, a young Catholic eyewitness who later became a schoolmaster, the monumental Latin original was never printed during the author’s life, and circulated only in manuscript format until the editio princeps of 1899/1900; the only previous translation was an unreliable German version written in 1771. This work contains a number of documents not otherwise available, and the author’s conceptions have had a profound influence on later interpretations of the lurid events surrounding one of the most unusual occurrences of the German Reformation. The extensive introduction and notes place the text in its historical context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004157217
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/20/2007
Series:
Studies in the History of Christian Traditions Series , #132
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher S. Mackay, Ph.D. (1994) in Classical Philology from Harvard University, is Associate Professor in the Department of History and Classics of the University of Alberta. He has published a general introduction to Roman history (Ancient Rome: a Military and Political History, Cambridge University Press, 2004) and a edition with translation of the early-modern handbook on witchcraft entitled the Malleus Maleficarum (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews