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Power in the Blood: Popular Culture and Village Discourse in Early Modern Germany

 
 
 
 
Power in the Blood: Popular Culture and Village Discourse in Early Modern Germany
Author: David Warren Sabean
ISBN 13: 9780521347785
ISBN 10: 521347785
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1988-01-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
List Price: $44.99
 
 

This book is based on a series of episodes from village or small town life in the duchy of WÜrttemberg in southwest Germany between 1580 and 1800, in which state authorities conducted a special investigation into local events. The cases and characters involved include peasants' refusal to celebrate church rituals; a self-proclaimed prophet who encountered an angel in his vineyard; a thirteen-year-old-witch; a paranoid pastor; a murder; and live burial of a village bull.