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Der Hexenanwalt (The Witches Bar)

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Der Hexenanwalt (The Witches Bar)

by Lohmeyer, Wolfgang

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Munich, Germany: Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH, 1979. A2 - A German language edition hard cover book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in red cloth covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear with some light foxing of the outside paper edges plus the book is very slightly shelf cocked. The dust jacket has very minor overall shelf wear. In the Thirty Years War, while Wallenstein, Tilly and Gustav Adolf were devastating Germany, many thousands of innocent women and girls died at the stake. A man becomes the conscience of his time: the priest and poet Friedrich Spee. In 'Der Hexenawalt' (The Witches Bar) the setting is 1629 and Germany is a land of the burning pyre. War atrocities, famine and pestilence have depopulated towns and villages. God cannot be blamed for this misery! Who else could be guilty but the devil and his wicked assistants: Satan's brides, the witches. All evil is believed to come from these women. Thousands of confessions were forced under torture during the ensuing witch hunt. The Jesuit Father Spee and his pupil Philip of Kronthal are among the few who know that all these women and girls are innocent: victims of superstitious delusion and sexual perversion. Friedrich Spee, priest, poet and incorruptible critic of the authorities is the focus of this major novel of Germany in the Thirty Years War. In the conflict between obedience and rebellion, irritated by the powerful personality of Weibischofs Johannes Pelking, Spee knows that violence cannot be answered with violence. Hoping for the victory of reason, he completes his famous work 'Cautio Criminalis', to the fury of the judges and torturers would finally be forced to stop using torture to extract confessions. As in Lohmeyer's first novel, 'Die Hexe' (The Witch), the reader experiences in this book a wealth of colorful, figurative and dramatic scenes as this novel follows vast stretches of the historical record of the life of Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld. From the Hildesheim Jesuit college to Denmark to Wallenstein's dragoons to Paderborn hiding the 'midwife witch' Barbara. From the terrible fires of Geseke where the Witches Commissioner Dr. Schultheiss is raging to the field headquarters of General Tilly on the western shore to Sweden and to the very walls of the oppressed free imperial city of Cologne. Wolfgang Lohmeyer, born 1919 in Berlin, lives in the countryside near Munich. He has written poetry, plays and television dramas and the historical novel 'Die Hexe' (The Witch) set in 17th century Cologne. Im Dreissigjährigen Krieg, während Wallenstein, Tilly und Gustav Adolf Deutschland verwüsten, sterben viele tausend Frauen und Mädchen unschuldig auf dem Scheiterhaufen. Ein Mann wird zum Gewissen seiner Zeit: der Priester und Dichter Friedrich Spee. 1629. In Deutschland brennen die Scheiterhaufen; Kriegsgreuel, Hunger und Seuchen entvölkern Städte und Dörfer. Gott darf nicht schuld an diesem Elend sein! Schuldig ist allein der Teufel mit seinen verruchten Helferinnen: den Satansbräuten, den Hexen. Alles Übel kommt von diesen Frauen. Tausende, die man auf der Folter zu aberwitzigen Geständnissen zwang, erliegen der grausamen Hexenjagd. Der Jesuitenpater Spee und sein Schüler Philipp von Kronthal gehören zu den wenigen, die wissen, dass all diese Frauen und Mädchen unschuldig sind: Opfer abergläubischer Verblendung und sexueller Perversion. Friedrich Spee, Priester, Dichter und unbestechlicher Kritiker der Obrigkeit, steht im Mittelpunkt dieses grossangelegten Romans aus dem Deutschland des Dreissigjährigen Krieges. Im Konflikt zwischen Gehorsam und Auflehnung, irritiert von der machtvollen Persönlichkeit des Weibischofs Johannes Pelking, will Spee Gewalt nicht mit Gegengewalt beantworten. Auf den Sieg der Vernunft hoffend, vollendet er seine Streitschrift >> Cautio Criminalis <<, die dem Wüten der Richter und Folterknechte endlich Einhalt gebieten soll. Wie schon in Lohmeyers erstem Roman, >> Die Hexe <<, erlebt der Leser auch in diesem Buch eine Fülle farbiger, figurenreicher, dramatischer Szenen. Vom Hildesheimer Jesuitenkolleg bis nach Dänemark zu Wallensteins Dragonern, vom Paderborner Versteck der >> Hebammenhexe << Barbara bis zu den schrecklichen Bränden von Geseke, wo der Hexenkommissar Dr. Schultheiss wütet, vom Feldquartier des Generalleutnants Tilly am Weserufer bis unter die Mauern der von den Schweden bedrängten Freien Reichsstadt Köln führt die Handlung; sie folgt auf weiten Strecken der historischen Überlieferung vom Leben dieses tapferen Mannes Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld. Wolfgang Lohmeyer, geboren 1919 in Berlin, lebt auf dem Land in der Nähe von München. Er schrieb Lyrik, Theaterstücke und Fernsehspiele und den historischen Roman >> Die Hexe <<, der im Köln des 17. Jahrhunderts spielt. 5.5"x8.3", 414 seiten (pages). Zufriedenheit garantiert (satisfaction guaranteed).. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Bookseller Inventory #
FL0030
Title
Der Hexenanwalt (The Witches Bar)
Author
Lohmeyer, Wolfgang
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH
Place of Publication
Munich, Germany
Date published
1979
Keywords
German Language Text Historical Fiction Thirty Years War Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld Friedrich Spee Tilly Wallenstein Gustav Adolf Witch Hunt Witch Burning Hexe Dreissig Jahre Krieg
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction: Historical; Literature / Authors K-P;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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