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Unformatted text preview: different courts and told to just let the matter go. Unable to do such a thing, Kohlhaas takes matters into his own hands, and after gathering a group of followers, Kohlhaas raids the Junker’s castle and the surrounding villages. His pillaging continues until he is offered an amnesty by Martin Luther so Kohlhaas would be able to retry his court case in a higher court. Again Kohlhaas finds himself in a never ending loop within the government where his case never makes much progress. While the court case was still in session one of Kohlhaas’ own men of whom he had disbanded returned to pillaging cause Kohlhaas to be put to blame and after being tried sentenced to death. Kohlhaas was executed amidst his friends, sentenced by the emperor himself. Overall I found this to be a very enjoyable book, but confusing at times with so many people introduced at once. I look forward to reading it again....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course HIST 104B taught by Professor Nolan during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton.
- Fall '07