The Dutch edition of 1623 contains a chapter on Obbe Philips, and in an appendix some information on Menno Simons, Dirk Philips, and their followers. For Mennonite history this book is of no value, but the 17 engravings by Christoffel van Sichern which these books contain (the first Dutch edition has only 9) are valuable. Among these engravings there are portraits of Thomas Müntzer, Balthasar Hubmaier, Hans Hut, Ludwig Haetzer, Melchior Rinck, Melchior Hoffman, Jan Matthijsz van Haarlem, Jan Beukelsz (van Leyden), David Joris, and Adam Pastor. Menno Simons and Obbe Philips are not represented. The portraits of course have no guarantee of historical verisimilitude, since they were all made many years after the death of the subjects, and of all but one there were no contemporary representations.
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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Greuwel der vornahmsten Haupt-Ketzeren." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 25 Apr 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Greuwel_der_vornahmsten_Haupt-Ketzeren&oldid=94944.
van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Greuwel der vornahmsten Haupt-Ketzeren. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 April 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Greuwel_der_vornahmsten_Haupt-Ketzeren&oldid=94944.
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