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A similar scene is found within the pages of the Nuremberg Chronicle (fig. 32). The book was written by Hartmann Schedel, a scholar and native of Nuremberg. , 141. Tuchman, 121. 54 1493. Here, the anguished faces of the Jews are surrounded by flames, as a faceless man carries a bundle of small logs toward the fire. 32. Michael Wohlgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, Burning of the Jews, Nuremberg Chronicle. There seemed no escape for the Jews, who suffered with or without confessing to the false accusations against them.

Anonymous, Chronicle (illustration), Constance, Germany. A fifteenth-century chronicle from Constance (Germany) illustrates a procession of flagellants (fig. 33). The procession is led by a banner with a red cross. The leader is followed by a man carrying a cross, who beats the banner-bearer. Behind these two men, two more men kneel down as they are simultaneously whipped and blessed. A similar scene is found in the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 (fig. 34). Here, two men are standing together, stripped down to their waists.

137 Voragine, 173-174. 135 37 17. The Limbourg Brothers, Institution of the Great Litany, Belles Heures, New York, Cloisters. The first image in the series, the Institution of the Great Litany (fig. 17), depicts Gregory relating to the crowd below him divinely inspired words from the dove of the Holy Spirit. In the foreground, an observer falls to the ground, one more casualty of plague. Another man falls to his knees with his arms outstretched toward the victim, while two observers move away from the dead man and shield themselves from his sickness.

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