Studies in Early Modern German History

This series emphasizes new and fresh approaches to German history during the early modern Period: ca. 1400-1800. Including works translated from German and original works in English, the series introduces readers to some of the most innovative and creative books on subjects ranging from the history of madness and witchcraft, to the culture of drinking, the most powerful German merchant family of Renaissance times, and early German reactions to the discovery of America. These are not the conventional topics taught in schools but examples of the vitality and variety offered by historians of the Holy Roman Empire (the German language area).

Series Editor: H. C. Erik Midelfort

Books in this Series

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Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany
Tanya Kevorkian
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Strange Brethren
Refugees, Religious Bonds, and Reformation in Frankfurt, 1554–1608
Maximilian Miguel Scholz
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A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger
Johann Peter Oettinger. Edited and translated by Craig Koslofsky and Roberto Zaugg
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Furnace and Fugue
A Digital Edition of Michael Maier's "Atalanta fugiens" (1618) with Scholarly Commentary
Edited by Tara Nummedal and Donna Bilak
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The Devil's Art
Divination and Discipline in Early Modern Germany
Jason Philip Coy
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Four Fools in the Age of Reason
Laughter, Cruelty, and Power in Early Modern Germany
Dorinda Outram
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The Executioner's Journal
Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg
Frantz Schmidt. Translated by Joel F. Harrington
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Hometown Religion
Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia
David M. Luebke
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Enlightenment Underground
Radical Germany, 1680-1720
Martin Mulsow. Translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort
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Crossing the Boundaries of Belief
Geographies of Religious Conversion in Southern Germany, 1648-1800
Duane J. Corpis
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Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany
Joy Wiltenburg
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Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Friedrich Spee. Translated by Marcus Hellyer. Introduction by Marcus Hellyer
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The Fuggers of Augsburg
Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany
Mark Häberlein
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Witchcraft and the Papacy
An Account Drawing on the Formerly Secret Records of the Roman Inquisition
Rainer Decker. Translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort
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"Evil People"
A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier
Johannes Dillinger. translated by Laura Stokes
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The German Discovery of the World
Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous
Christine R. Johnson
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Bacchus and Civic Order
The Culture of Drink in Early Modern Germany
B. Ann Tlusty
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Shaman of Oberstdorf
Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night
Wolfgang Behringer. Translated by H. C. Erik Midelfort
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Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
A New View of German History
Peter Blickle. Translated by Thomas A. Brady
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Lost Worlds
How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life Is So Hard Today
Arthur E. Imhof
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Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany
H. C. Erik Midelfort