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Description The book focuses on the life of a horse wrangler named Chonrad Stoeckhlin (1549-1587), whose 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.

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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.

Author Biography

Wolfgang Behringer served as chair in early modern history at the University of York (UK) from 1999 to 2003, and is now professor at the Saarland University (Germany).

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  • ISBN 0813918537
  • ISBN-13 9780813918532
  • Title Shaman of Oberstdorf Shaman of Oberstdorf: Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night
  • Author Wolfgang Behringer
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 1998
  • Pages 203
  • Publisher University of Virginia Press
  • Dimensions6.1 in. x 0.6 in. x 9.1 in.
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