The Trial of Tempel Anneke: Records of a Witchcraft Trial in Brunswick, Germany, 1663, Second Edition
The Trial of Tempel Anneke examines documents from an early modern European witchcraft trial with the pedagogical goal of allowing students to interact directly with primary sources. A brief historiographical essay has been added, along with eleven civic records, including regulations about sorcery, Tempel Anneke's marital agreement, and court salaries, which provide an even clearer picture of life in seventeenth-century Europe. Maps of Harxbüttel and the Holy Roman Empire and lists of key players enable easy reference.
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- Page Count: 240 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
ReviewsNo other single volume about early modern witchcraft contains so many elements useful for the classroom. The core of the first edition of this book has been augmented in the second edition by an expanded historical background section, a historiographical essay, and new documents that shed more light on the case and the people involved.
Carrie E. Euler, Central Michigan University
The Trial of Tempel Anneke encourages students to come up with their own ideas. While the editors have arranged the documents to encourage students to ask certain types of questions, they do not push a particular line of argument. The new historiographical essay will empower students to find the right questions to ask.
Gary R. Kates, Pomona College
The second edition of The Trial of Tempel Anneke provides even more invaluable documentary depth and historical detail. The ease of access to this rare dossier makes a welcome research and teaching resource, allowing deeper insight into the complex social and legal layers of a witchcraft trial in its larger cultural context.
Leslie K. Hayes, University of Toronto
Author InformationPeter A. Morton is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Humanities at Mount Royal University.
Barbara Dähms is a translator.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
I. Historical Background
II. Understanding the Text
III. Lists of People
IV. Historiographical Essay
V. Suggestions for Further Reading
The Trial of Tempel Anneke (1663)
Supplementary Civic Records
Record 1. Excerpt from the Civic Regulations (Polizeiordnung) of Brunswick (seventeenth century)
Record 2. Marital Agreement between Hans Kage and Anna Roleffes, June 1620
Record 3. Marital Agreement between Jürgen Roleffes and Anna Marvese, June 1655
Record 4. The Licence of Hans Harves (Tempel Hans) for the Fishery, House, and Beer Sale at the Tempel Hof, 1658
Record 5. The Arrest of Tempel Anneke, June 1663: Excerpt from the Testimony in the Trial of Lücke Behrens for Witchcraft, Brunswick, 1672
Record 6. Court Salaries, 1663
Record 7. Excerpts from the Prisoner Accounts Books, 1663-64
Record 8. Agreement between Hennig Roleffes of Wenden and Jürgen Roleffes of Harxbüttel, March 1664
Record 9. Marital Agreement between Hennig Buhmann and Maria Kage, and Buhmann’s Tenancy Oath, 1670-71
Record 10. The Later Affairs of Hennig Roleffes of Wenden, 1677-78Appendices
A. Glossary of Latin Terms
B. Index of Herbs and Medicinal Ingredients
Subjects and Courses