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By George von der Lippe, V. Reck-Malleczewen

ISBN-10: 0230612563

ISBN-13: 9780230612563

ISBN-10: 1349373001

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A defining paintings within the "Inner Emigration" literary circulate, Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen's historical past of the Münster Anabaptists was once written in 1937 as a feedback of the Nazi regime. This English translation contains files, scholarly essays, and a close creation.

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Pope Alexander VI (1431–1503, Pope from 1492 to 1503) was a member of the notorious Borgia family and one of the most outrageously immoral popes of the Renaissance. His many sins fell into the categories of lust, greed, and even murder. 16 A HISTORY OF T HE MÜNST ER ANABA P T IST S 30. Kleon was an Athenian politician and military commander who was originally a tanner. Despite his reputation as being cruel and brutal, he was an inspiring public speaker who used his talent to arouse Athenians into war with Sparta, which Athens won under his leadership in 425 BC.

Reck’s intention of demonstrating parallels between Bockelson and Hitler is served by stressing the gutter scenario as a suggestion of Hitler’s own slightly nebulous roots—his aged father Alois had been born out of wedlock with no definitive proof of paternity, and Hitler himself was the product of his father’s third marriage to a much younger woman (Toland, 3–13). Reck’s characterizations of Bockelson as a bastard and quite literal gutter trash are meant for Hitler as well—monarchist Reck found both men to be lacking not only moral fiber but also the appropriate socio-economic pedigree.

Pope Alexander VI (1431–1503, Pope from 1492 to 1503) was a member of the notorious Borgia family and one of the most outrageously immoral popes of the Renaissance. His many sins fell into the categories of lust, greed, and even murder. 16 A HISTORY OF T HE MÜNST ER ANABA P T IST S 30. Kleon was an Athenian politician and military commander who was originally a tanner. Despite his reputation as being cruel and brutal, he was an inspiring public speaker who used his talent to arouse Athenians into war with Sparta, which Athens won under his leadership in 425 BC.

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