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Joseph Hansen (b. 1862), a German historian, director of the historical archives of Cologne, wrote numerous books and articles on the history of the inquisition and witch-hunting, on the Counter Reformation, and on the older and more recent history of Westphalia and the Rhineland, among which his treatise, "Die Wiedertäufer in Aachen und in der Aachener Gegend" in Zeitschrift des Aache­ner Geschichtsvereins VI (1884): 295-338, is of im­portance for the history of Anabaptism.


Hege, Christian and Neff, Christian. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 251.

Author(s) Christian Neff
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