Shaman of Oberstdorf PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Shaman of Oberstdorf free pdf This is the story of a 16th-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 rumours of prophets and healers, of spirits and spectres, 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. In addition to recounting Stoeckhlin's tale, this book examines the larger world of alpine myths concerning ghosts and other spirits of the night, documenting how these myths have been abused by German political movements over the years.

About Wolfgang Behringer

Wolfgang Behringer teaches at the University of Munich and the University of Bonn and is the author of numerous books on German history and witchcraft.H.C. Erik Midelfort is Julian Bishko Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the author of Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany [Virginia].

Details Book

Author : Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Data Published : 30 September 1998
ISBN : 0813918537
EAN : 9780813918532
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Shaman of Oberstdorf



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Alpine Vengeance free pdfThe Alpine Vengeance

    Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. the charming hamlet of Alpine is preparing for Thanksgiving. while Emma Lord. editor and publisher of "The Alpine Advocate. " feels her spirits sink..


  • The Alpine Yeoman free pdfThe Alpine Yeoman

    Mary Daheim's bestselling novels. set in Alpine. a picturesque village tucked away in the Cascade Mountains. have charmed a generation of mystery lovers with suspenseful tales of the peril that bubbles up from below the serene surface of small-town life..


  • The Sunnmore Alps free pdfThe Sunnmore Alps

    The Sunnmore Alps are in western Norway. This is a unique area with majestic peaks and alpine mountain formations rising straight from the sea to a height of 1.500-1.700 metres. From the rugged peaks you can look across a fantastic alpine landscape and then stare straight down into deep fjords..


  • Writing and Staging Myths and Legends free pdfWriting and Staging Myths and Legends

    What are myths and legends. How can you write plays that make myths and legends come to life. How can you turn a story full of famous characters into a fresh and exciting production..


  • Our Life After Death free pdfOur Life After Death

    In his classic "Heaven and Hell." Swedenborg takes the reader on a journey through the afterlife. describing the spiritual world in intricate detail. "Our Life after Death" is a collection of writings from that volume that focus specifically on what happens to us as we cross over and what we experience as new souls in the world of spirits..


  • Shaman of Oberstdorf free pdfShaman of Oberstdorf

    Download Mp3 Books. This is the story of a 16th-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