Way of life 1300 up to 1350

Bed frame around 1320 Bed frame around 1320

region Mecklenburg

Christian families were generally accepted as a way of life. Superstitious beliefs remained at a rudimentary level among the population and arose from Slavic observations of nature and the uneducated belief in miracles. As a counter measure the church developed the persecution of “witches” and “wizards”, who could be convicted on the basis of denunciation to death by burning. In 1336 the first “witch trial” was held in Mecklenburg.

Oldenburger Bilderhandschrift Depiction of the way of life of the nobility, 1336 (Oldenburg Sachsenspiegel)

region Western Pomerania

Christian families were generally accepted as a way of life. Superstitious beliefs remained at a rudimentary level among the population and arose from Slavic observations of nature and the uneducated belief in miracles. As a counter measure the church developed the persecution of “witches” and “wizards”, who could be convicted on the basis of denunciation and torture to death by burning. The first 'witch trials' are held.

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