Franz Hogenberg’ Petter Stump Broadsheet

An English Translation of the Cologne Broadsheet Franz Hogenberg, Stump Petter, Cologne, 1589,Engraving,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,Source: Artstor Franz Hogenberg, Srump Petter, Cologne, 1589 Broadsheet English Translation: Near Bedburg in that same country I changed myself into a wolf, Spent my life a while with magic, despised God. I gave myself over to Evil And took… Continue reading Franz Hogenberg’ Petter Stump Broadsheet

The Execution of Werewolf, Petter Stump

An English Translation of the Nuremberg Broadsheet Anonymous, warhafftige und wunderbarlich Newe zeitung von einen pauren der sich durch Zaüberey des tags siben stund zu ainen wolff verwandelt hat, und wie es darnach gericht ist worden durch den Colnischen Nachrichter, den letzen October Jm 1589 Jar, Nuremberg: Lucas Mayer, 1589,Woodcut,Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.Source: ArtStor… Continue reading The Execution of Werewolf, Petter Stump

Selected Bibliography for Scholarly Research on the Early Modern Werewolf

Primary Sources: Anonymous, Arrest memorable donné à l'encontre de Gilles Garnier lyonnois pour avoir en forme de loup garou devoré plusieurs enfans…, Lyon: Benoît Rigaud 1574. Anonymous, A True Discourse Declaring the Damnable Life and Death of One Stubbe Peeter, a most wicked sorcerer who in the likenes of a woolfe, committed many murders, continuing… Continue reading Selected Bibliography for Scholarly Research on the Early Modern Werewolf

A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Keywords: Werewolves, Renaissance, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Witchcraft, Criminals, Wolves The sixteenth century was marked by a period of significant change from the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the Reformation that created instability and anxiety. Together with the popularity of prints and superstitious beliefs fuelled by repeated war and death from disease and famine, sixteenth-century Germany was… Continue reading A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany