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"Wunderli... has lucidly reconstructed a debatable 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 received fans until eventually overwhelmed through the demonstrated 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 precious book." ―Publishers Weekly
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In 1476, an illiterate German highway musician had a imaginative and prescient of the Virgin Mary and started to evangelise a thorough social message that attracted millions of followers―and antagonized the church. The drummer used to be 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 vital questions about the craft of history.
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