Apocalyptic Violence and Revolutionary Action: Thomas Müntzer’s Sermon to the Princes

  title={Apocalyptic Violence and Revolutionary Action: Thomas M{\"u}ntzer’s Sermon to the Princes},
  author={M. Riedl},
On the morning of 13 July 1524 a curious meeting took place in the Castle of Allstedt. Duke John was present, brother, co-regent, and expectant successor of Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony. He had brought along his twenty-one year old son, Electoral Prince John Frederick. Other likely participants were Chancellor Dr. Georg Brück, councilor Hans of Grefendorf, intendant Hans Zeitz, and other members of the large princely entourage.2 The uniqueness of the meeting resulted from its purpose… Expand