Shaman Of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin And The Phantoms Of The Night by Wolfgang BehringerShaman Of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin And The Phantoms Of The Night by Wolfgang Behringer

Shaman Of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin And The Phantoms Of The Night

byWolfgang Behringer

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine town of Oberstdorf, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Vorarlberg, was awash in legends and rumors of prophets and healers, of spirits and specters, of witches and soothsayers. The book focuses on the life of a horse wrangler named Chonrad Stoeckhlin [1549-1587], whose extraordinary visions of the afterlife and enthusiastic practice of the occult eventually led to his death-and to the death of a number of village women-for crimes of witchcraft. Wolfgang Behringer is one of the premier historians of German witchcraft, not only because of his mastery of the subject at the regional level, but because he also writes movingly, forcefully, and with an eye for the telling anecdote.
Title:Shaman Of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin And The Phantoms Of The NightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.05 × 6.05 × 0.61 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:University Press Of Virginia

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ISBN - 10:0813918537

ISBN - 13:9780813918532

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