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Meinhold, Wilhelm 1797-1851

Overview
Works: 158 works in 564 publications in 6 languages and 2,686 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paranormal fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Translator, Lyricist, Correspondent, Other
Classifications: PT2430.M35, 833.89
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wilhelm Meinhold
Mary Schweidler, the amber witch : the most interesting trial for witchcraft ever known by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

140 editions published between 1843 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based of Schweidler's account of an actual trial
Sidonia the sorceress, the supposed destroyer of the whole reigning ducal house of Pomerania by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

34 editions published between 1843 and 2006 in English and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains an account of the witchcraft trial of Lady Canoness of Pomerania
The amber witch : a romance by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

20 editions published between 1849 and 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In laying before the public this deeply affecting and romantic trial, which I have not without reason called on the title-page the most interesting of all trials for witchcraft ever known, I will first give some account of the history of the manuscript. At Coserow, in the Island of Usedom, my former cure, the same which was held by our worthy author some two hundred years ago, there existed under a seat in the choir of the church a sort of niche, nearly on a level with the floor. I had, indeed, often seen a heap of various writings in this recess; but owing to my short sight, and the darkness of the place, I had taken them for antiquated hymn-books, which were lying about in great numbers. But one day, while I was teaching in the church, I looked for a paper mark in the Catechism of one of the boys, which I could not immediately find; and my old sexton, who was past eighty (and who, although called Appelmann, was thoroughly unlike his namesake in our story, being a very worthy, although a most ignorant man), stooped down to the said niche, and took from it a folio volume which I had never before observed, out of which he, without the slightest hesitation, tore a strip of paper suited to my purpose, and reached it to me. I immediately seized upon the book, and, after a few minutes' perusal, I know not which was greater, my astonishment or my vexation at this costly prize. The manuscript, which was bound in vellum, was not only defective both at the beginning and at the end, but several leaves had even been torn out here and there in the middle. I scolded the old man as I had never done during the whole course of my life; but he excused himself, saying that one of my predecessors had given him the manuscript for waste paper, as it had lain about there ever since the memory of man, and he had often been in want of paper to twist round the altar candles, etc. The aged and half-blind pastor had mistaken the folio for old parochial accounts which could be of no more use to any one
Gesammelte Schriften by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

32 editions published between 1843 and 1952 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vermischte Gedichte by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

16 editions published between 1824 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristische Reisebilder von Usedom by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

10 editions published between 1837 and 1990 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miniaturgemälde von Rügen by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

9 editions published between 1830 and 1990 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedichte by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

9 editions published between 1834 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Schriften by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

13 editions published between 1846 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bernsteinhexe Maria Schweidler : der interessanteste aller bekannten Hexenprozesse ; nach einer defekten Handschrift ihres Vaters, des Pfarrers Abraham Schweidler in Koserow auf Usedom herausgegeben by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

26 editions published between 1845 and 2014 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hingegen des ersten Eindrucks, ist dieses Buch eine romanhafte fiktive Darstellung eines Hexenprozesses um 1630. Dennoch wurde es von seinen Zeitgenossen für eine reale Geschichte gehalten. Dies vermutlich deshalb, weil Wilhelm Meinhold, viele Gerichtsunterlagen zu dem Thema studiert haben muss und der faktische Eindruck entsteht, dass es gleichwohl genau so geschehen sein könnte. Hexen wurden in Hexenprozessen in vielen verbürgten Fällen auf genau diese Art und Weise abgehandelt. Auch wenn Wilhelm Meinholds Hauptperson als übliche Hexe zu gebildet erscheint um als normales Kind ihrer Zeit akzeptiert zu werden. Dennoch bleibt Meinhold auch darin authentisch, denn oft wurde adeligen Frauen der Zugang zu Wissen nicht verwehrt, wie sonst allgemein üblich. So bleibt letztlich nur das positive Ende, das ganz sicher die ganze Fiction verdeutlicht. Auch die Beschreibung des alltäglichen Lebens zur Zeit des Dreissigjährigen Krieges (1618-1648) ist sehr eindringlich, denn es herrscht in ganz Deutschland wie auch auf der norddeutschen Insel Usedom grosse Unsicherheit, Hunger und Angst. Gerade aber dieser geschichtliche Rahmen macht das Buch besonders reizvoll
St. Otto, Bischof von Bamberg by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

3 editions published between 1826 and 1990 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Vaticinium Lehninense gerettet by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

4 editions published between 1849 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volkswirtschaftspolitik by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volkswirtschaftspolitik by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athanasia by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

2 editions published between 1844 and 1990 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der getreue Ritter : oder, Sigismund Hager von und zu Altensteig und die Reformation : in Briefen an die Gräfin Julia von Oldofredi-Hager in Lemberg by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

14 editions published between 1852 and 1908 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athanasia oder die Verklärung Friedrich Wilhelm des Dritten ein christlich-religiöses Gedicht by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

6 editions published in 1844 in German and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Hexe von Coserow by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Novelle In dieser früheren Fassung seines berühmten Romanes "Die Bernsteinhexe" gelingt es Meinhold, ein spannendes Zeitgemälde des 17. Jahrhunderts zu zeichnen, indem er die Geschichte einer Hexenverfolgung auf Usedom erzählt
Die babylonische Sprachen- und Ideen-Verwirrung der modernen Presse, als die hauptsächlichste Quelle der Leiden unserer Zeit ein freies Trutz- und Schutzwort ; allen politisch-gemäßigten, insonderheit allen constitutionellen Clubs des deutschen Gesammt-Vaterlandes zur augenblicklichen Berücksichtigung empfohlen by Wilhelm Meinhold( )

5 editions published in 1848 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boberach: Die Verderblichkeit französischer Ideen wie der Pressefreiheit ist aus der Staatsverschuldung Frankreichs zu erkennen. Die Kreuzzeitung wird empfohlen, reaktionäre Klubs sind zu bilden und die konstituierenden Versammlungen aufzulösen, in denen viele Abgeordnete sich vom Christentum abgewendet haben. - Wentzke: Empfehlung der Kreuzzeitung. Aufruf zur Gründung reaktionären [sic!] Klubs und zur Auflösung aller konstituierenden Versammlungen. Gegen Hegel und gegen die Stichwörter der Zeit: Gewissensfreiheit, Glaubensfreiheit, Politische Freiheit, Preßfreiheit, Fortschritt
The amber witch the most interesting trial for witchcraft ever known by Wilhelm Meinhold( Book )

2 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sidonia the sorceress, the supposed destroyer of the whole reigning ducal house of Pomerania
Alternative Names
Meinhold, Joh. Wilhelm.

Meinhold, Johann W.‏

Meinhold, Johann W. 1797-1851

Meinhold Johann Wilhelm

Meinhold, Johann Wilhelm 1797-1851

Meinhold Johannes Wilhelm

Meinhold, Johannes Wilhelm 1797-1851

Meinhold, W. 1797-1851

Meinhold, W. (Wilhelm), 1797-1851

Meinhold William

Meinhold, William 1797-1851

Meinholda, Wilhelma‏.

Meinholda, Wilhelma 1797-1851

Wilhelm Meinhold deutscher Schriftsteller und Theologe

Wilhelm Meinhold Duits auteur

Wilhelm Meinhold German novelist

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Languages
German (245)

English (100)

French (2)

Polish (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

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Die Bernsteinhexe Maria Schweidler : der interessanteste aller bekannten Hexenprozesse ; nach einer defekten Handschrift ihres Vaters, des Pfarrers Abraham Schweidler in Koserow auf Usedom herausgegeben