By Richard Wunderli
"... energetic and intellectually stimulating... " —Speculum
"Wunderli... has lucidly reconstructed a arguable clash in 15th-century south-central Germany.... this attractive narrative takes to the air from Hans Behem—the peasant who claimed to determine the Virgin and won fans till overwhelmed through the confirmed church—to discover better forces at paintings in Germany at the eve of the Reformation... Wunderli additionally makes an attempt to deal with the violent clash that ensued and Hans's next trial. His scrupulousness and sensitivity make for a small yet useful book." —Publishers Weekly
"Fascinating and good written, this is often hugely steered for tutorial and bigger public libraries."Â —Library Journal
"Richard Wunderli... deftly tells the tale in ÂPeasant Fires, discovering in it a foreshadowing of peasant uprisings within the sixteenth century."Â —New York instances publication Review
"... a stimulating read... an attractive synthesis."Â —Central eu History
In 1476, an illiterate German highway musician had a imaginative and prescient of the Virgin Mary and commenced to evangelise a thorough social message that attracted hundreds of thousands of followers—and antagonized the church. The drummer was once burned on the stake. This quickly relocating narrative of his upward push and fall paints a brilliant portrait of 15th-century German society because it increases very important questions on the craft of history.
"A gem of a book.... It has a plot, sturdy men and undesirable buys, it opens up a 'strange' international, and it truly is incredibly good written." —Thomas W. Robisheaux