Peasants' revolt in Alsace (47 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

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