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Tempel Anneke

Tempel Anneke was a widowed older woman accused of witchcraft just outside of Brunswick, Germany in 1663.  This trial is one of the later trials in Germany.  A very detailed account of the trials is available and allows for great analyse of the court procedures.  Tempel Anneke was widowed by her husband in the Thirty […]

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Malleus Malificarum (Der Hexenhammer)

The Malleus Malificarum or Der Hexenhammer in German, was a fifteenth century treatise written by Heinrich Kramer, a German Catholic clergyman.  Many additions also cite the work of Jacob Sprenger as a co-author, although it is heavily argued that he was only added to gain credibility.  The work was published in Speyer, Germany was spread throughout […]

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Eichstätt

Eichstätt is small city in southwestern Germany.  In the sixteenth century, it existed as a small prince-bishopric that lacked central control.  The ruler, Johann Christoph von Westerstetten, was embroiled in the religious controversy of the Reformation.  The area went through several changes between Protestantism and Catholicism.  The area differed from many other centers of Germanic […]

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