A History Of Germany; From The Earliest Period To The Present Time by Friedrich Kohlrausch

A History Of Germany; From The Earliest Period To The Present Time

byFriedrich Kohlrausch

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 Excerpt: ...the mountains, assembled together in a retired spot, and there, by a solemn vow, swore, under heavy threats to him who proved a traitor, as follows:--"That they would be taxed only according to their own free will and consent; that the imposts should be removed altogether, as likewise all spiritual jurisdiction; that no ecclesiastic should receive a higher salary than forty florins; that the Jews should be put to death, and their possessions divided equally among the confederates," &c., &c. This confederacy, which adopted the sign of the shoe (the shoe of the common German peasant) upon their banner, extended its operations very considerably. A similar union arose in Wurtcmberg in 1514, under the name of the Poor Conrad league. Both originated in a hatred towards the nobility and clergy, and which, in fact, appeared to be the principle upon which they acted. It is true, the shoe-league was, by force of arms, eventually destroyed in 1502, as was likewise the Poor Conrad league soon after its formation; but the seeds of revolt were left behind, and at the diets the subject of a revolution among the peasantry was often discussed with some anxiety and dread. At the diet of Mentz, in 1517, in which several of the members advised, on account of the disordered state of the empire, that a summons should be issued for every fiftieth man to take up arms in its defence, the states would not venture to adopt a measure which must be so generally felt as tyrannical: " The common peasant, already sufEDEATH OF THE EMPEROR MAXIMILIAN I. 345 ciently suffering from dearth and hunger, would, in his present discontent, only be still further excited to the most desperate acts, and thence the glimmering sparks of private indignation would burst forth into o...

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Title:A History Of Germany; From The Earliest Period To The Present TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.77 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217769136

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