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Author Kerssenbroch, Hermann von, approximately 1520-1585.

Title Narrative of the Anabaptist madness : the overthrow of Münster, the famous Metropolis of Westphalia / by Hermann von Kerssenbrock ; translated with introduction and notes by Christopher S. Mackay
Published Leiden ; Boston [Mass.] : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (2 volumes (772 pages)) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in the history of Christian traditions, 1573-5664 ; v. 132
Studies in the history of Christian traditions ; v. 132
Contents Title page -- Introduction. States are overthrown by God because of their sins ; Beginnings of the city of Münster ; Location of the city and nature of the people ; Fortifications of the city ; Descriptions of the city's churches ; Public and private places and buildings of the city, its amenities, and a few of its customs ; Dual jurisdiction in the city ; Division of the city's inhabitants into estates ; Omens and prodigies that foretold uproars in Westphalia and the destruction of the city of Münster -- The events of 1524-1525 -- The events of 1526 -- The events of 1527 -- The events of 1531 -- The events of 1532 -- The events of 1533 -- The events of 1534 -- The events of 1535 -- The events of 1536 -- The events of 1538-1553
Summary This is the only accurate translation of the main contemporary historical source for the Anabaptist kingdom of Munster (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 int
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anabaptists -- Germany -- Münster in Westfalen -- History -- 16th century.
Münster in Westfalen (Germany) -- Church history -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Church history.
e-book [online only]
Form Electronic book
Author Mackay, Christopher S., 1962-
ISBN 9047421159 (electronic bk.)
9789047421153 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Anabaptistici furoris Monasterium inclitam Westphaliae metropolim evertentis historica narratio. English