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The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village

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On the night of the festive holiday of Shrove Tuesday in 1672 Anna Fessler died after eating one of her neighbor's buttery cakes. Could it have been poisoned? Drawing on vivid court documents, eyewitness accounts, and an early autopsy report, historian Thomas Robisheaux brings the story to life. Exploring one of Europe's last witch panics, he unravels why neighbors and the court magistrates became convinced that Fessler's neighbor Anna Schmieg was a witch--one of several in the area--ensnared by the devil. Once arrested, Schmieg, the wife of the local miller, and her daughter were caught up in a high-stakes drama that led to charges of sorcery and witchcraft against the entire family. Robisheaux shows how ordinary events became diabolical ones, leading magistrates to torture and turn a daughter against her mother. In so doing he portrays an entire world caught between superstition and modernity.

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On the night of a festive holiday in 1672, a young mother died in agony. Was it a natural death, murder--or witchcraft? Drawing on vivid court documents, eyewitness accounts, and an early autopsy report, historian Robisheaux explores one of Europe's last witch panics. 22 illustrations, 3 maps.

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A young mother dies in agony. Was it a natural death, murder--or witchcraft?

About the Author

Thomas Robisheaux, a professor of history at Duke University, is the author of Rural Society and the Search for Order in Early Modern Germany. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393065510
Author:
Robisheaux, Thomas
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Witchcraft & Wicca
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Witchcraft - Germany - Langenburg - History
Subject:
Murder - Germany - Langenburg - History
Subject:
World History-Germany
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 illustrations; 3 maps
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.5 x 1.4 in 1.35 lb

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History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Early Germany
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"Synopsis" by , On the night of a festive holiday in 1672, a young mother died in agony. Was it a natural death, murder--or witchcraft? Drawing on vivid court documents, eyewitness accounts, and an early autopsy report, historian Robisheaux explores one of Europe's last witch panics. 22 illustrations, 3 maps.
"Synopsis" by , A young mother dies in agony. Was it a natural death, murder--or witchcraft?
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