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StatusIn Process - Materials
Call No843.914 VUIL
TitleThe war of the poor / Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti.
AuthorVuillard, Eric, author.
CollectionOn Order Book
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc Status
In Process - MaterialsParis-Bourbon30053003306605843.914 VUIL11/18/2020 In Process - Materials

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Personal Name Vuillard, Eric, author.
Uniform Title Guerre des pauvres. English
Title Statement The war of the poor / Eric Vuillard ; translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Other Press, [2020]
Physical Description 79, 17 pages ; 20 cm
Content Type text txt rdacontent
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
Formatted Contents Note The story of Thomas Mu¨ntzer -- Zwickau -- God and the people speak the same language -- In Bohemia -- The whole world -- The Word -- The sermon to the princes -- The summer Is knocking at our doors -- The insurgency of ordinary men -- Last letters -- Words -- The battle of Frankenhausen -- Mu¨ntzer beheaded.
Summary, Etc. "From the award-winning author of The Order of the Day, a powerful account of the German Peasants' War (1524-25) that shows striking parallels to class conflicts of our time. In the sixteenth century, the Protestant Reformation launched an attack on privilege and the Catholic Church, but it rapidly became an established, bourgeois authority itself. Rural laborers and the urban poor, who were still being promised equality in heaven, began to question why they shouldn't have equality here and now on earth. There ensued a furious struggle between the powerful-the comfortable Protestants-and the others, the wretched. They were led by a number of theologians, one of whom has left his mark on history through his determination and sheer energy. His name was Thomas Mu¨ntzer, and he set Germany on fire. The War of the Poor recounts his story-that of an insurrection through the Word. In his characteristically bold, cinematic style, E´ric Vuillard draws insights from this revolt from nearly five hundred years ago, which remains shockingly relevant to the dire inequalities we face today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Mu¨nzer, Thomas, approximately 1490-1525.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Reformation Biography. Germany
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Peasants' War, 1524-1525.
Added Entry, Personal Name Polizzotti, Mark, translator.

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