Fear of Wolves in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Keywords: werewolves, Johannes Geiler of Kayserberg, Olaus Magnus, rabies, fatalities From 1570, Europe experienced a ‘little ice age’ that brought harsher winters and wetter summers, resulting in failed crops and outbreaks of disease (Soergel, 2012, p. 24; Bailey, 2013, p. 161). The ice age froze rivers which enabled wolves to travel while impeding traffic for … Continue reading Fear of Wolves in Sixteenth-Century Germany