Synopses & Reviews
"... lively and intellectually stimulating... " --Speculum
"Wunderli... has lucidly reconstructed a controversial conflict in 15th-century south-central Germany.... this engaging narrative takes off from Hans Behem--the peasant who claimed to see the Virgin and gained followers until crushed by the established church--to explore larger forces at work in Germany on the eve of the Reformation... Wunderli also attempts to sort out the violent conflict that ensued and Hans's subsequent trial. His scrupulousness and sensitivity make for a small but valuable book." --Publishers Weekly
"Fascinating and well written, this is highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries."
About the Author
RICHARD WUNDERLI is Professor of History at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and author of London Church Courts and Society on the Eve of the Reformation.
Table of Contents
I Enchanted Time
V The Feast of Corpus Christi
VI The Feast of the Visitation of Mary
VII The Feast of St. Margaret
VIII Historical Time