Documenta Anabaptistica: The Forgotten Writings of the Mennonite Martyrs Volume 8

Documenta Anabaptistica: The Forgotten Writings of the Mennonite Martyrs Volume 8

Hardback Kerkhistorische Bijdragen Language: Dutch; Flemish / English

Edited by Brad S. Gregory

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  • Publisher: Brill
  • Format: Hardback | 404 pages
  • Language: Dutch; Flemish / English
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 246mm x 33mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Leiden
  • ISBN 10: 9004120874
  • ISBN 13: 9789004120877

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This volume is a collection of prison writings by seven Dutch Mennonite martyrs executed between 1569 and 1592, first published in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, but until now almost entirely neglected even by specialists in the Radical Reformation. Included are some forty-nine letters, fifteen songs, a poem, a treatise, and six Tafereelen ("tableaux"), plus four letters written to the martyrs, several editorial prefaces and introductions, and several archival documents pertaining to the execution of the martyrs. An introduction contextualizes the writings and explains the reasons for their exclusion from the Mennonite martyrological tradition. This collection adds to the primary sources pertaining to Anabaptist martyrs, Dutch Mennonites, and the Radical Reformation, supplementing van Braght's Martyrs' Mirror. Published as "Kerkhistorische Bijdragen," "Documenta Anabaptistica," vol. 8

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Brad S. Gregory, Ph.D. (1996) in History, Princeton University, is Associate Professor of History at Stanford University. His first book, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard, 1999), received six book awards.

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'...Gregory has opened a new and promising field of research.' Mirjam van Veen, Sixteenth Century Journal, 2005. '...by providing an easily accessible text, by his illuminating introduction to the context of these writings, as well as by the interesting questions he raises in his introduction, Gregory has opened a new and promising field of research.' Ian Mortimer, Sixteenth Century Journal/i>, 2005. '...a valuable additional source for Mennonite history.' Judith Pollmann, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 2004.

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Abbreviations Henrick Alewijnsz (9 February 1569, Middelburg). From Ueel schoone grondige leeringe wt des Heeren woort ... [(Delft: Schinckel-Hendricxsz press], 1577) Jacob de Roore (10 June 1569, Bruges). From In dit teghenwoordighe Boecxken zijn veel schoone ende lieflijcke Brieuen ... ([Delft: Schinckel-Hendricxsz press], 1577) Thijs Joriaensz (1569, Muiden). From Een Christelijcke Sentbrief, geschreuen wter geuanckenisse ... ([Delft: Schinckel-Hendricxsz press], 1577) Joos Verkindert (13 September 1570, Antwerp). From Sommige Brieuen, Testamenten, ende Belijdigen geschreuen door Joos Verkindert ... ([Delft: Schinckel-Hendricxsz press], 1577) Hendrick Verstralen (2 May 1571, Rupelmonde). From Twee schone Brieuen, gheschreuen door Hendrick Verstralen ... ([Delft: Schinckel-Hendricxsz press], 1577) Jan Woutersz van Cuyck (28 March 1572, Dordrecht). From Sommige belijdinghen, schriftlijcke Sentbrieuen, ende Testamenten geschreuen door Jan Wouterszoon van Cuyck ... ([Leeuwarden: Peter Hendricksz van Campen, 1579) Reytse Ayssesz van Olderboorn (23 April 1574, Leeuwarden). From Sommige belijdingen, schriftlijcke sentbrieuen, ende Christelicke vermaningen ... [Leeuwarden: Pieter Hendricksz van Campen, ca. 1579] Christiaen Rijcen (7 April 1588, Hondschoote). From Tgetuygenisse ende de nae-ghelaeten Schriften van den Godvruchtigen Christiaen Rijcen ... (Haarlem: Franchoys Soete [printer: Gilles Rooman], 1588) Letters to Bartolomeus Pantyn (15 September 1592), Michiel de Cleercq (15 September 1592), and Calleken, prisoners in Ghent. From Het Offer des Heeren [Amsterdam: Jan Everts Cloppenburgh, 1592]