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The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 10. März 2009


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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 427 Seiten
  • Verlag: W W Norton & Co (10. März 2009)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0393065510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393065510
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 1,7 x 0,4 x 2,4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 346.089 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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"Starred Review. [...] Drawing on rich records of the trials of Schmeig and her family, Robisheaux finely crafts a vivid glimpse of a time, place and state of mind that, though remote, is all too familiar."

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An account of one of Europe's last witch panics draws on vivid court documents, eyewitness testimonies, and an early autopsy report to chronicle the 1672 trial of Anna Schmeig and her family, who were accused of sorcery when a neighbor girl died after eating one of Anna's butter cakes. 17,000 first printing.

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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Silsi am 24. Juli 2011
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Es beginnt mit einem Geschenk: Eine junge Frau schenkt einer Nachbarin einen Kuchen. Kurzdarauf ist die Nachbarin tot und die Mutter der jungen Frau als Hexe angeklagt. Wenige Monate später wird sie hingerichtet. Warum?

Dieses Buch gibt Einblicke in die Gefühle, Ängste und Überzeugungen der Beteiligten an den Hexenprozessen des 17. Jahrhunderts. Es wiederspricht dem platten Klischee von der heilkundigen Frau, die vom engstirnigen Pfarrer umgebracht wird. Thomas Robisheaux zeichnet in seinem Buch eindringlich nach, wie es zu der Tragödie von Anna Schmieg, der letzten Hexe von Langenburg, kommen konnte. Eine Tragödie, die ganz ohne wahnsinnigen Hexenjäger auskommt.

- Was war das Besondere an Anna Schmieg, dass sich ihre Nachbarinnen vor ihr fürchtete?
- Wie kam der zurückhaltende, sorgfältig abwägende Amtmann von Gülchen dazu, Anna und zwei andere Frauen der Hexerei für schuldig zu befinden?
- Welche Rolle spielten Ärzte, Nachbarn, Universitäten, Verwandte und der Landesherr?

Wie Robisheaux darlegt, waren bei dem Prozess um Anna Schmieg viele Menschen aufrichtig darum bemüht, die Wahrheit herauszufinden - und dennoch wurde sie als Hexe hingerichtet. Das ist das Tragische an der Geschichte der Anna Schmieg - und das Bemerkenswerte an diesem Buch.

P.S. Für die Lektüre sind gute bis sehr gute Englisch Kenntnisse notwendig. Hoffentlich wird dieses Buch, das so wichtig für diesen Teil der deutschen Geschichte ist, bald übersetzt.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ilona Hiller am 8. Oktober 2010
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Habe das Buch mit großer Begeisterung gelesen, weil ich in dieser Gegend wohne und die Orte des Geschehehs vor Augen habe. Der Autor hat die damalige Zeit und das Geschehen kurzweilig und fesselnd beschrieben. Selbst die scheinbar langweiligen Passagen über Gerichtstermine und juristische Debatten geben uns interessante Einblicke in das Rechtsempfinden des 17. Jahrhunderts. Schade, daß das Buch noch nicht in deutscher Sprache zu haben ist. Gute Englischkenntnisse sollte man schon haben, um das Buch zu verstehen. Ich habe das Buch an meine Kusine in den USA weiterverschenkt und noch aktuelle Bilder von den Orten beigefügt.
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0 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Martin Weiss am 30. Januar 2011
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Sehr spannende und authentische Schilderung über die dunklen Kapitel der Menschheit.
Hexenverfolgung. Und das sehr gut an einem wahren Fall "aufgedröselt".
Der Stoff hat echt das Zeug zu einem Kinofilm.
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Thrilling History 7. Februar 2009
Von C.Vick - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The Last Witch of Langenburg is a fascinating look at the mechanics of witch trials as well as an interesting account of one of the latest convictions of a woman for witchcraft. Perhaps one of the more interesting things, and a blessing for readers, is how well-documented the trial is and author Thomas Robisheaux delivers this bounty of information in a very engaging narrative. While it is historical non-fiction, it reads, at times, like an historical thriller.

Robisheaux makes the smart move of diving immediately into the story, beginning with the miller's daughter, Eva Küstner traveling around her village delivering small cakes for the holiday of Shrove Tuesday, Mardi Gras' more tame cousin. From court testimony, we learn of her neighbor's deep suspicions about the delivery of the cakes, which will help lead to the accusation of witchcraft. Then of the dramatic death of villager Anna Fessler the evening after eating one of her cakes seals the deal. It is only then that Robisheaux goes into some of the more dry background details of the holiday of Shrove Tuesday, the tradition of baking cakes for it, and why witchcraft, rather than simple murder by poisoning, was Küstner's neighbors' conclusion. A wise decision, I think, to begin with the dramatic, involving the reader before moving on to some of the more academic material.

Robisheaux continues in this vein, giving the reader a bit of the story and a bit of the background as the town's leaders and citizens become embroiled in the investigation of witchcraft. Most fascinating to the modern reader is the contrast between the rising notion of justice, fair trials, forensics, and the consultation of scientific experts, versus the almost medieval notion of witchcraft. How the contemporary town leaders reconciled the two makes for a great narrative and one that Robisheaux explores to its fullest. Luckily for the reader, it is also this commitment to the proper legal process that produces all the documents that make this account such a full story. Rather than relying on speculation and reconstruction based on typical attitudes of the time, we get to hear the opinions and statements of the persons involved in their own words, a treat not often found in accounts of persons not royal of very famous in their times.

I also appreciate that Robisheaux mostly sticks to information relevant to the case. Although some of the information about the Thirty Years War, for instance, was a little dry, it was also very necessary background information. However, because of this, I would not recommend this book to anyone who does not usually enjoy reading historical non-fiction. While as a reader of both historical fiction and nonfiction I appreciated the narrative portions of the story and the attempt to create a more dramatic development, this book is firmly rooted in the world of practical, academic information. However, for those who are interested in history, witchcraft, the justice system, or simply looking for a great history book, The Last Witch of Langenburg is a very satisfying story that will certainly fit the bill.
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Extraordinary Accomplished History and High Stakes Drama 6. Februar 2009
Von A. Droessaert - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Researched for over fifteen years, this complex web of personal relationships in a time of crisis offers an astonishing glimpse into every day life in a small village in the 17th century. A high stakes drama with much food for thought about religion, science and sociology, this well written book will grab you and offer you a view from many perspectives on a wide range of human emotions and includes everything from superstition, famine, war and devastation to state of the art science, the workings of medicine and law, love, betrayal, and an education in history. The human drama which unfolds with increasing intensity and the gripping yet non-fiction tale of Professor Robisheaux, are unique in its genre and reveal new potentials in the field of micro history. This book and its deeply dramatic and disturbing story are made for a movie, and an award winning one at that!
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The Last Witch of Langenburg 4. Juni 2009
Von Kyle M. Hemmert - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
What a great, but tragic, history. This well researched, and readable, account captures a surprising amount of detail for people who lived almost 350 years ago. Centering around the poisoning of a young mother (Anna Fessler) and the accusation of a miller's wife (Anna Schmieg) of witchcraft Robisheaux expertly captures village life in a 17th century German principality.

The book captures the tragic life of Schmieg, a village outsider, as well as the political, religious, and social fabric of village life. Schmieg was put up against an entire village, the betrayal of a daughter and son who told half-truths, an over-zealous judge (who bent the rules of law to get a conviction), and a stern Lutheran orthodoxy.

This book also describes 17th century legal and medical practices, Lutheran theology, superstitious beliefs, and the effects of the Thirty Years War on the above mentioned issues.

This book is an great account of high drama in 17th century Germany. Its very absorbing and tragic at the same time. For anyone interested in European witch hunts or just a good story to read.
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Eye-opening narrative on sophistication of legal system in seventeenth century Germany 29. August 2010
Von Susan R. Matthews - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The story is intriguing and engaging: the death of a young mother, underlying currents of resentment and suspicion, and the interactions of personalities in small communities. What intrigued me most about this book was the light it shed on the state of jurisprudence in a German principality at the end of the seventeenth century and related academic and medical developments. The bottom line is that things were considerably more sophisticated than I had thought: and a stereotyped witch hunt this definitely wasn't. The characters are established with respect and sympathy; the story's background is well established but not allowed to swamp the story itself; and the reverberations of the story over the years down to the present day are traced -- just fascinating. I really enjoyed the book and can recommend it to readers interested in true crime stories, sociology of small towns, and the impact of developing humanities on jurisprudence of the time. That sounds very dry, but this was great stuff!
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fascinating true-life witch tale 5. August 2009
Von H. F. Gibbard - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
"The Last Witch of Langenburg" is an excellent case study of a German witchcraft trial from the latter part of the Seventeenth Century. The author has done an enormous amount of research in the legal archives of the period and he moves seamlessly from micro-history (the petty grievances of a small German town) to macro-history (the effect of the Reformation and the Thirty Years' War on the German socio-political situation). He has an amazing grasp of the psychology of the accusers, the accused, and the judges involved.

Anna Schmieg, the accused, had the misfortune to be married to the owner of a mill situated just outside the small German village of Langenburg. Mill-owners were suspected by the peasantry of short-changing the local farmers, hoarding grain, and adulterating their product. They were also suspected of allying themselves with the Devil to obtain protection for their mills, which were hazardous working environments with their large grinding stones and running water. It didn't help that during the Thirty Years' War, invading armies had starved the populace, only increasing the suspicion toward those engaged in the somewhat dishonorable profession of miller.

Small-town German life during this time period was full of petty disputes, insults, and physical violence. The courts were jammed with cases involving personal disputes as well as moral offenses. To defend her husband Hans, Anna Schmieg became something of a sharp-tongued shrew, eventually hated by the townspeople around her.

On Shrove Tuesday, 1672, Anna sent her daughter Eva to deliver cakes to her neighbors. One of the neighbors, Anna Fessler, had given birth shortly before. After she ate one of the cakes, she died in horrible agony. An autopsy later showed that her intestines had literally exploded. Anna Schmieg, who'd had a previous dispute with Anna Fessler, was suspected not only of poisoning, but of witchcraft.

Yet, as the author points out, Anna Schmieg's was not viewed as an open-and-shut case by any means. German jurisprudence during this period featured an uncanny mixture of rationalism, concern for proper process of law, superstition, and barbarism. Careful examination of witnesses stood side-by-side with use of torture to extract confessions. Fear of wrongful conviction of the innocent was combined with credulity involving supernatural causes of illness and paranoia about allegiances with satanic forces. Erudite judicial opinions full of Latin phrases led to horrid deaths at the gallows. The author captures the grim and relentless process that led to the cruel executions of Anna Schmieg and another woman and the burning of their bodies at the stake. Along the way, we learn sobering lessons about how the irrational can sway the minds even of well-meaning and educated people.
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