History Of The German People At The Close Of The Middle Ages (volume 4)

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohannes Janssen

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... letters to them 'Ulrich the Peasant.'l In reality he cherished the hope of recovering his duchy with the help of the populace, with which he had been making common cause for some years past.2 It was all the same to him, he said, whether it was by ' boot or spur,' with the help of the peasants' Bundschuhs or of the knights' spurs, that he recovered his land and his subjects. If once he got Wiirtemberg back into his possession, he would so thoroughly relieve all rich priests and monks of the burden of their property, that they would be able to go about, like the apostles, with beggars' sacks. The rich tradespeople, too, the fleecers of the people, would get it hot from him, he said, but for those who had helped him loyally to get his dukedom back again, there would be such a goodly portion of the booty that they would be well pleased with him, and under the new evangel they would have a better time than they had ever had before. Ulrich had been a follower of the new Gospel since 1523, and was 'very zealous to spread it.' And this, he said, was the chief reason why he wanted to recover Wiirtemberg, because the people of the Austrian dominion, under which the dukedom stood, 'were thwarted and constrained in the one "consolation of consciences," the holy Word of God.' If he was not helped to legitimate reinstatement, he would be compelled and driven, as he had already declared in January 1524 3 to the imperial estates assembled at Nuremberg, ' to have recourse to all other means and ways that were human and possible.'4 The Lutheran Gospel was to be one of these means. In June 1524, before a single peasant rising had taken place, Ulrich begged the French king, in whose service and pay he was, 'for substantial support in order that he might enlist partisans against the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... letters to them 'Ulrich the Peasant.'l In reality he cherished the hope of recovering his duchy with the help of the populace, with w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217697526

ISBN - 13:9780217697521

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