Way of life 1550 up to 1600

Presentation of the urban class, Rostock 1597 Presentation of the urban class, Rostock 1597

region Mecklenburg

The Reformation was accompanied by a social upheaval that had an impact on social relationships. The Catholic clergy as a caste gave way to church representatives from the midst of the educated class. The human body and natural phenomena became the subject of academic consideration.

Bürger, Adel und Bauern Hogenberg  Barth St George's, Barth,
excerpt taken from
Braun-Hogenberg, 1590

region Western Pomerania

The Reformation was accompanied by a social upheaval that had an impact on social relationships. The Catholic clergy as a caste gave way to church representatives from the midst of the educated class. The human body and natural phenomena became the subject of academic consideration.

The persecution of witches reaches its apex at the same time. Capital punishment becomes increasingly frequent in Stettin and Neustettin. The witch-hunter Bailiff Jakob von Kleist wipes out entire families in Neustettin between 1585 and 1592.

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