Peasants' revolt in Alsace (47 words)

Historical Context Note

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A peasants' revolt in Alsace, focused in Schlettstadt, demanded economic and religious concessions, notably the extermination of the Jews, whom they resented as usurers, the introductions of a Jubilee year in which all debts would be cancelled, reductions in clerical incomes and the abolition of auricular confession.

Editors. "Peasants' revolt in Alsace". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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