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Images - Part IV: Section B – Neighbors and Enemies
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1.   Hans Baldung Grien, Witches' Coven (1510)
The belief in witches and the resulting persecution of witches were both widespread in the sixteenth century, especially after a treatise on the identification and persecution of witches entitled....
Hans Baldung Grien, <i>Witches' Coven</i> (1510)
2.   Coronation of two Devils as a Sultan and the Pope (between 1544 and 1558)
This woodcut is part of a series by the German artist Matthias Gerung (1500-1570). The woodcuts, which date from 1544-58, were designed as illustrations for the German translation of Swiss preacher....
Coronation of two Devils as a Sultan and the Pope (between 1544 and 1558)
3.   Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq (1557)
Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq (1522-92) was the illegitimate son of a Flemish nobleman. Thanks to an excellent education at leading European universities, he was able to become a diplomat for the Habsburg....
Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq (1557)
4.   The Great Mosque (1570)
Melchoir Lorck’s woodcut of the Süleymaniye mosque in Constantinople (Istanbul) attests to sixteenth-century Europeans’ interest in Ottoman civilization. Lorck, a well-educated and cosmopolitan artist,....
The Great Mosque (1570)
5.   Walpurgis Night (mid-17th century)
According to a myth propagated during the era of witch persecution, witches and wizards gathered at certain places on Walpurgis Night, April 30. Arguably the most famous of these alleged meeting....
Walpurgis Night (mid-17th century)
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