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XVII century, fox tossing in Dresden castle courtyard, vintage engraving
Fox tossing tournament in Dresden castle courtyard in year 1678. Fox tossing was an aristocratic sport in XVII century, its goal was to throw live foxes high in the air with slings until death of the animal.
“Foreign messengers before the Emperor”, woodcut by Jost Amman (1538-1591_
XVI century, messengers in front of the Emperor. the Emperor is not explicitly named in the text, yet the double-headed eagle suggests the House of Habsburg and the woodcut dating would point at Ferdinand I.
Woodcut from a pamphlet from the time of the German Peasant’s war (1526)
Fight in the German Peasants war, XVI century,pamphlet page. The page is titled “Ein new Lied / wie es vor Rastat mit den Pauren ergangen ist Jm thon Es geet ein frischer summer daher”
Title page of a pamphlet on the “12 Articles” (1525)
Title page, of a pamphlet containing the “12 Articles of the Peasants”, the first printed European constitution-like program agreed upon in Memmingen (A.D. 1525) after the German Peasant’s war.The Twelve Articles were printed over 25,000 times, a big amount for … Continued