Lost Worlds: How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life Is So Hard Today by Arthur E. Inhof

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This work combines folklore, religion, anthropology, psychology and history of art. It reconstructs the world and worldview of Johannes Hooss, a farmer in a remote Hessian village, and explores the various systems that made sense of his circumscribed existence.

University of Virginia Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780813916590. 199 pp.
Translated by by Thomas Robisheaux.
Series: Studies in Early Modern German History.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.