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For references to other editions and translations of the book, see the "Editions and Translations" section below.

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Bibliography Notes
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Joseph Isaac. Martyrs Mirror Excerpts: Selections from Martyrs Mirror. Moundridge, Kan: Gospel Publishers, Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, 1988.
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Menno Sauder. Companion of a Solution to World Problems: Or the Christian Faith As Portrayed Throughout The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs Mirror and Other Authors. Elmira, Ont: Sauder], 1945. Selections from the Martyrs Mirror and other authors (Peter Burkholder, Joseph Funk and Menno Simons)
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Menno Sauder. The Golden Truth, Selections from the Bloody Theater or Martyrs Mirror of the Defenseless Christians. Elmira, Ohio: Author], 1966.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. A Cloud of Witnesses: Seven Accounts Condensed from the Martyrs' Mirror Originally Printed in the Dutch Language 1660 and The Dortrecht Confession of Faith As Recorded in the Martyr's Mirror Originally Adopted 21st of April 1623. Altamont, TN: Ambassador Publishers, 2002. See also 1991 ed.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. Faithful Christian Martyrs of the First Three Centuries. Rangiora, N.Z.: Printed by the Christians, the Christian Community, 1990. Pages 9-59 are reproduced from the 1,158-page book, Martyrs Mirror by Thielman J. van Braght, by permission of its publisher, Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania 15683
Braght, Thieleman J. van. Light from the Stakes: Selections from Martyrs Mirror About Christians Who Suffered for the True Faith. Baltic, Ohio (2233 S.R. 557, R. 1, Baltic, Ohio 43804): Amish Brotherhood Publications, 1983.
Braght, Tieleman J. van, M. Leroy Chrisman, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Yours Very Affectionally in the Lord, Th. J. Van Braght: Dordrecht, Holland, July the 25th, 1659. Walnut Creek, Ohio: Tracts for Life, 1995. "... an exact reprint of T.J. van Braghts preface and general greeting to his enormous work, The Martyrs Mirror ...."--P. [2].
Herman Timmerman. The One Being: Father, Son and Holy Ghost: and the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ: As Recorded in "The Bloody Theatre" or "Martyrs' Mirror". Elmira, Ont: Menno Sauder, 1938. Reprinted from p. 766-770 of the 1938 ed. of the The Bloody Theater: or Martyrs Mirror, by T.J. van Bracht. Also includes "Prayer for the secular power" from p. 1135 of the same book.
Martin, Abraham M., Thieleman J. van Braght, Gerhard Roosen, Menno Simons, and Dirk Philips. Especially for Mennonites: A Message of Love: a Reprint of Certain Former Writings Plus Additions. Wellesley, Ont: Peggy & Larry Shantz, 2001.
Sauder, Menno. A Christian Confession. Elmira, Ont: Menno Sauder], 1943. Prefatory materials taken largely from A description of the true and the false church, compiled and published by Sauder in 1944.
Twisck, Pieter Jansz, and Pieter Jansz Twisck. The Thirty-Three Articles of Faith As Published in the Martyr's Mirror, with Apocrypha Ref. Omitted. Moundridge, Kan: Published by the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, Gospel Publishers, 1983. See also editions 1942, 1944, 1953, and 1980.

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Bibilography Notes
Alewijnsz, Hendrick. Veel schoone grondige leeringen wt des heeren woort beyde ouden ende nieuwen testaments in welcke onderscheydentlijck bediet verclaert ende aengewesen wort wat een mensche nodig sy ter salicheyt. S.l: s.n., 1581.
Bidloo, Govard. Brieven der gemartelde apostelen. t'Amsterdam: By de Wed. van Barent Visser, 1712. See also ed. 1675, 1698
Cramer, S. Het Offer des Heeren: de oudste verzameling Doopsgezinde Martelaarsbrieven en offerliederen. 's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1904.
Crespin, Jean. Histoire des martyres: persecutez et mis a mort pour le vérité de l'evangile, depuis le temps des apostres jusques a present (l6l9). Toulouse: Sociéte des Livres Religieux, 1885. First published with the title Le livre des martyrs ([Geneva] : J. Crespin, 1554), this work was revised and expanded by the author through successive eds. to 1570; additions by Simon Goulart appeared in the 1582 & 1597 eds.
Crespin, Jean, and Paulus Crocius. Gross Martyrbuch und Kirchen-Historien,: darinnen herzliche und in Gottes Wort gegründte glaubensbekandnussen, Gespräch und Disputationen, wieder die ketzer und feinde der göttlichen warheit, sambt andern denckwürdigen reden und thaten vieler heyligen Märtyrer beschrieben werden, welche nach den zeiten der Aposteln, bis aufs jahr Christi MCXCVII. hin und wieder in Teutschland, Franckreich, Engelland, Schottland, Flandern, Braband, Italien, Hispanien, Portugal und America, &c. ... Anfänglich in Frantzösischer spraach beschrieben, und in zwölf bücher abgetheylt. Getruckt zu Hanaw: Durch Guilielmum Antonium, 1606. German translation
Crespin, Jean. Histoire des martyres: persecutez et mis a mort pour le vérité de l'evangile, depuis le temps des apostres jusques a present (l6l9). Toulouse: Sociéte des Livres Religieux, 1885. See also ed. 1572, 1608
Cuyck, Jan Wouterszoon van, Adriaenken van Dort, and Jan. A. van Dort. Sommige belijdinghen schriftlijcke sentbriuen, ende testaementen geschreuen. Harlem?: Gillis Rooman?], 1579. Contains the confession and eleven letters by Jan Woutersz., followed by a letter by Adriansken Jansdochter van Molenaersgraej, and a letter from her husband to her, as well as two songs.
Der Actus vñ handlung der Degradation vnd verbrennung der Christlichen dreyen Ritter vnd marterer Augustiner ordens, Geschehen zů Brüssell, am ersten tag des Augstmons. M.D.xxiij. Strassburg: Matthias Schürer Erben, 1523.
Een Liedeken tracterende van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Gods van den jare 62. tot den jare 69. binnen Gent opgeoffert, ende waer aldus een [kruis] staet beteeckent een nieu offerhande, op de wijse Een eewige vruecht die niet &c. S.l: s.n.], 1577.
Een nieu liedeken gemaeckt van twee vrienden opgheoffert tot Lonnen in Enghelandt an, 1575 op die wijse Babel is nu gheuallen, &c. S.l: s.n.], 1579.
Eyn new warhaffig vnd wunderbarlich geschicht oder hystori. S.l: s.n, 1527. ‘Wagner, Georg died Feb. 8, 1527 claimed as a martyr by both Lutheran and Anabaptists.’
Foxe, John, and Charles A. Goodrich. Book of Martyrs; or, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive As Well As Protestant Martyrs: From the Commencement of Christianity, to the Latest Periods of Pagan and Popish Persecution. To Which Is Added, an Account of the Inquisition, the Bartholomew Massacre, in France, the General Persecution Under Louis XIV. The Massacre in the Irish Rebellion ... 1641, and the Recent Persecutions of the Protestants in the South of France. [Matt. 7:18]. Hartford: Printed by Philemon Canfield, 1832.
Foxe, John, and I. Daniel Rupp. Geschichte der Märtyrer, nach dem ausführlichen. Original des Ehrw. Johann Fox und Anderer. Kurz gefasst und, besonders für den gemeinen deutschen Mann in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America, aus dem Englischen übersetzt von I. Daniel Rupp. Cincinnati: Robinson und Fairbank, 1830. German translation of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
Foxe, John, and J. Howe. Allgemeine geschichte des Christlichen Marterthums: bestehend in einer vollständigen und glaubwürdigen Nachricht von dem Leben, Leiden, und glorreichen Tode der Martyrer, sowohl aus der ersten Christlichen als auch der nachfolgenden Protestantischen Kirche in allen Theilen der welt von der geburt unsers Erlösers, bis zu den spätesten Zeiten der religiösen verfolgungen. Philadelphia: bei Schäfer und Koradi, 1831.
Foxe, John, and John Kennedy. Foxe's Book of Martyrs. London: London Printing and Pub. Co, n.d.
Foxe, John. Foxe's Book of Martyrs: Being an Authentic Account of the Sufferings and Deaths of the Primitive and Protestant Martyrs in Various Countries. With Numerous Engravings. London: Milner and Co, 1850.
Foxe, John. Fox's Book of Martyrs: Or, A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs, from the Introduction of Christianity to the Latest Periods of Pagan, Popish, and Infidel Persecutions ... Likewise, a Sketch of the French Revolution, As Connected with Persecution. Chicago: John C. Winston, 1800. See also ed. 1926
Gregory, Brad S. The forgotten writings of the Mennonite martyrs. Leiden: Brill, 2002. "This volume includes prison writings by seven Dutch Mennonite martyrs from the late sixteenth century...--Henrick Alewijnsz, Jacob de Roore, Thijs Joriaensz, Hendrick Verstralen, Joos Verkindert, Reytse Ayssesz, and Christiaen Rijeen..."
Guttmann, Leonhard. Verantwortung Caspar Taubers der zu Wien verprant ist worden. S.l: s.n, 1524. A wealthy and respected citizen of Vienna, first Lutheran martyr of Austria. Executed Sept. 12, 1524.
Haemstede, Adriaan van, and J. H. Landwehr. Historie der martelaren: die om de getuigenis der evangelische waarheid hun bloed gestort hebben : vanaf Christus onze Zaligmaker tot het jaar 1655. Utrecht: Den Hertog's Uitgeverij, 1980. See also: ed. 1864 and 1868
Haemstede, Adriaan van, Andreas Oosterbeek, Henry Hexham, and Johannes Gysius. Historien der vromer martelaren.: Die om het ghetuygenis des Heyligen Euangeliums haer bloedt ghestort hebben, van de tijden Christi af, tot desen tegenwoordigen tijdt ende jare 1655 toe. Ende dat niet alleen in dese Nederlanden, maer oock in ... andere landen: met vele van hare brieven ende belijdenissen. ... Dese laetsten druck van nieuws oversien, verbetert, ende merckelijck vermeerdert, ende van drie deelen tot een ghetrocken, ende elck op sijn behoorlijck jaer ende tijdt ... tusschen ghevoeght, oock met veele figuren daer toe dienende, verc̜iert. T' Amsterdam: Uit de boeck-winkkel van Gerrit Willemsz. Doornick, woont in de nieuwe Gasthuis Molen-straet, in't Kantoor-boeck, 1657. Written by Adriaan van Haemstede and later expanded by different editors, including Andreas Oosterbeek (1609), Henry Hexham (1612) and I.S. [assumed to be Joannes Gysius] (1633). Originally published under title: De Gheschiedenisse ende den doodt der vromer martelaren ([Antwerp? : s.n.], 1559). See also ed. 1579, 1601, 1621, 1634, 1657, 1659, 1671, 1719, 1747, 1870, 1883
Haemstede, Adriaan van, Andreas Oosterbeek, Henry Hexham, and Johannes Gysius. Geschiedenis der martelaren: die om de getuigenis der evangelische waarheid hun bloed gestort hebben; van Christus onzen zaligmaker tot het jaar 1655; niet alleen in de Nederlanden, maar ook in ... andere landen; benevens vele van hunne brieven en belijdenissen ... Met platen. Te Arnhem: Bij J.W. en C.F. Swaan, 1868. Written by Adriaan van Haemstede and later expanded by different editors, including Andreas Oosterbeek (1609), Henry Hexham (1612) and I.S. [assumed to be Joannes Gysius]’
Hansen, Georg. Confession, oder, Kurtzer und einfältiger Glaubens-Bericht: der alten flämischen Tauff-Gesinneten Gemeinden in Preussen: in Fragen und Antwort verfasset, der erwachsenen Jugend zum nöthigen Unterricht. S.l: s.n.], 1768. Purported to be the 1678 confession of Georg Hansen, Flemish Mennonite elder at Danzig. Includes 2 prefaces, the confession (19 articles), a catechism, selections from Martyrs Mirror, and a section of prayers.
Hartog, Jan. Doopsgezinde martelaren uit het jaar 1572. Wageningen: M.C. Bronsveld, 1872
Heeroma, K., Leon Holman, and Jan van Boekhoven. Het offer des Heren. 's Gravenhage: D.A. Daamen's Uitg. Mij. N.V., 1942. Illustrations by Leon Holman facing each poem.
Horst, Irvin Buckwalter. Het Offer Des Heeren: The Earliest Mennonite Martyr Book. 1949.
Hoog, Isäac Marius Jacob. De martelaren der Hervorming in Nederland tot 1566. Schiedam: H.A.M. Roelants, 1885.
Joriaensz, Thijs. Een christelijcke se[n]tbrief geschreue[n] wter geua[n]ckenisse aen alle de gene die om de rechte kennisse Jesu Christi en[de] uresse Gods van de[n] stoute[n] afgestoote[n] en[de] ondertrede[n] zijn tot versterckinge haers ghemoets. S.l: s.n.], 1577.
Joriaensz, Thijs. Een Christelijcke Sentbrief geschreuen wter geuanckenisse. S.l: s.n.], 1579.
Keersmaecker, Jacob de. In dit tegenwoordighe Boecxken zijn veel schoone ende lieflijcke Brieuen. S.l: s.n.], 1584.
Ketel, Toriaen. Heilsame Leere ende nutte onderwysinge van enen Godvruchtigen man sijn kynder int einde sijns leue[n] in schrift to[t] testame[n]t na gelaten. S.l: s.n, 1544.
Knappert, Laurentius. Van der vaderen lijdensmoed. Haarlem: Vereeniging ter behartiging van de godsdienstige belangen der Doopsgezinde Broeders en Zusters in de verstrooiing, 1906.
Martelaers spiegel der werelose Christenen: t'zedert Ao. 1524. Gedrukt tot Haerlem: Bij Hans Passchiers van Wesbusch, 1631.
Mellinus, Abraham. Eerste deel van het Groot recht-ghevoelende christen martelaers-boeck:: ghenoechsaem vervatende een kerckelijcke historie van den opgangh, voortgangh, en ondergangh der vervolgingen: ende tusschen beyden de exempelen der vromer martelaren, als oock eeniger voorneemster confessoren, en reformateuren: wt welcker belijdenissen, teghens die van het pausdom, blijckt, de personele successie onser gereformeerde christelijcke religie: ende daer naer, de rechtveerdige oordeele[n] Gods over de tyrannen die Gods kercke vervolght hebben: ende ten laetsten, hoe verde de staet der kercke Christi, in leere, ceremonien, en leven, vande geboorte onses Salighmakers af, van eeuwe tot eeuwe, tot het jaer 1520. toe, vervallen is. Alles uyt de H. Out-Vaders en getrouwe kerckelijcke historie-schrijvers by een vergadert, ende in order gestelt. Tot Dordrecht: Gedruckt by Isaack Jansz. Canin, en Jan Ebertsz, Cloppenburgh, tot Amstelredam, 1619
Opmeer, Pieter van. Historia martyrum Batavicorum sive Defectionis a fide maiorum Hollandiae initia: duas in decades distributa. Coloniae: Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri & Petri Henningii, 1625.
Outerman, Jacques, Joost Govertsz, Syvaert Pietersz, and Pieter Jansz Twisck. Historie van de vrome getuygen Iesu Christi: die de euangelische waerheyt in velerleye tormenten betuyght, ende met haer bloedt bevestight hebben, tsedert den jare 1524. tot desen tijdt toe : waer by oock gevoeght zijn hare Bekentenissen, disputatien ende schriften uytdruckende haer levende hope, krachtigh geloof ende brandende liefde tot Godt ende sijn heylighe waerheydt: Matt. 5. 10. Tot Hoorn: Voor Zacharias Cornelisz, 1626.
Pilgrim's Praises: a Collection of Literature, Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship, Worship in the Home, and All General Occasions. Altamont, Tenn: Pilgrim's Praises, 1992. Contains Anabaptist letters from 1635 to 1645 translated from the Ausbund, selected engravings from Martyrs Mirror, and Dordrecht confession of the 18 articles of faith adopted on April 21, 1632
Rabus, Ludovicus. Der Heiligen ausserwölten Gottes Zeügen, Bekennern vnd Martyrern, so inn angender Ersten Kirchen, Alts vn[d] Newes Testaments, zu yeder zeit gewesen seindt, warhaffte Historien : aus Heyliger Göttlicher, vnd der Alten Lehrer Glaubwürdigen Schrifften / Erstmals durch M. Ludouicum Rabus von Mem[m]ingen, Diener des Götlichen Worts ... im Latein ... zusammen getragen, vnd yetzund durch jhn selbers zu grossem Trost ... der Angefochtnen vnnd Betrübten Kirchen ... inn Teutsche sprach verdolmetscht. Gedruckt zu Strassburg: durch Balthasar Becken Erben, 1552.
Rabus, Ludovicus. Historien der Heyligen Ausserwölten Gottes Zeügen, Bekennern und Martyrern: so zum theyl in angehender ersten Kirchen, Altes und Neuwes Testaments gewesen, zům theyl aber zu disen unsern letsten zeytten, darinnen der Allmechtig ewig Gott siene Kirchen mit der reynen Lehr seines Gnadenreichen Euangeliums vätterlichen heymgesůcht hat, hin und iwder in allen Landen worden seind ; alles auss glaubwürdigen Schrifften und Zeügnussen. Strassburg: Emmel, 1556.
Rycke, Christiaen de, Andriaen Gansz, and Karel von Mander. Tgetuygenisse ende de naeghelaeten Schriften van Christiaen Rijcen ... die nu in dese laetste dagen een ghetrouwe getuyghe binnen Hontschoote in Vlaenderen is gheweest, alwaer hij als een recht Christiaen om het woort Godts ende t'getuyghenisse Jesu Christi gevanghen is gheworden in December des jaers 1587 ... Hier syn noch by ghevoecht eenighe brieuen van eeen vromen dienaer Christi Adriaen Jansz. die anno 72 tot Gysel gevanghen sat omt woord Gods. Haerlem: F. Soete, 1588.
Thomas von Imgroich. Confessio een schoon bekentenisse eens vromen ende godtureesende Christen, met etlijke sentbrieuen en christelijcke vermaninge wt der heyliger schrift (zijnder huysvrouwe en[de] broederen) wt der geuanckenisse geschreuen, met corte en[de] doch warachtighe aenwijsinghe hoe dat hy zijn gelooue door die cracht Godts tot Ceulen aenden Rijn, anno 1558, den 5. martij, volstandich met zijne bloede betuycht heeft, allen christenen ende godtureesende gants nuttelijck ende troostelijck te lesen en[de] te hooren. Item hier is noch by gheuoecht een boecxken van de verrijssenisse des lichaems met een schoon liedeken int eynde dwelck noyt in drucke en heeft gheweest. Gent: s.n, 1579.
Timmerman, Herman. Een Corte bekentnisse ende grondige ae[n]wijsinge wt der H. Schrift dat Godt, Vader, Soon, en[de] heylighe Gheest, een onuerscheyden God is, en[de] dat Christus Jesus oock Godt ende mensche is, die een wille ende werck met malcanderen hebben, onghedylt. Amsterdam?: Nicolaas Biestkens?], 1577.
Tollenaer, Joos de. Dit Boeck wort genaemt Het Offer des Heeren. Harlinghen: Peter Sebastiaensz, 1599. See also ed. 1563, 1567
Tollenaere, Joos de. Sommige brieuen ofte belijdingen geschreuen van Joos de Tollenaer gheuangen om de eewighe waerheyt ende het getuychenisse Jesu Christi die hy met den doot betuycht ende bezegelt heeft binnen der Stadt van Gent in Vlaenderen aldaer hy verworcht is int jaer ons heeren 1589. Tot Darlinghen: By my Peter Sebastiaenszoon, 1599.
Verkindert, Joost. Sommige brieuen, testamenten ende belijdingen gescrheuen. S.l: s.n., 1577.
Verstralen, Hendrik, and Mayken Deyhoots. Twee schoone brieuen gheschreuen. S.l: s.n., 1577.
Viveren, Jacques van. De uyt-spraecke van Anna Vytedenhove (die te Brussel om de suyuere leere moordadelick is ghedoluen gheweest) aen de Heeren Staten, van dese Vereenighde Nederlanden waer in ghehandelt wordet van den Spaenschen Vrede, midtsgadets De lof van Godes vrede. Eerst tot Leyden: By Christoffel Guyot, 1598. Biography of Anabaptist martyr Anneken vanden Hove (d. 1597)
Vries, S. de, Adriaan van Haemstede, and Jan Luiken. Goudene spreucken der godsaelige martelaren en getrouwe helden Gods;: welcke geleeden hebben om 't getuygenis des Heeren Jesu wil, Tsederd Christi geboorte tot nu toe: Van haer uytgesproocken met verhemelde gedaghten in en ontrent haere martel-uyr. Nevens bygaende beright van de voornaemste wreede vervolgingen der Roomschgesinde tegens de Gereformeerde Christenen in alle gewesten van Europa, tot op 't jaer M.DC.LXXXIII. Amsterdam: By Jan ten Hoorn, boeckverkoper tegens over 't Oude Heeren Logiment, 1683. Compiled and adapted from various martyrologies, including that done by Adriaan van Haemstede.
Ypes, Catharina. Kinderen Gods: getuigenissen uit "Het offer des Heeren", 1562. Amsterdam: Broekman & De Meris, 1960. Selections from Offer des Heeren: Includes martyr accounts, last letters, and martyr hymns

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Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedig Tooneel, of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die, om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker, geleden hebben, ende gedood zijn, van Christi tijd af, tot desen tijd toe. Dieren: De Bataafsche Leeuw, 1984. See also editions from 1660 and 1685
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and David Luthy. Der blutige Schauplatz, oder, Märtyrer-Spiegel der Taufgesinnten oder Wehrlosen Christen, die um des Zeugnisses Jesu, ihres Seligmachers, Willen gelitten haben und getötet worden sind, von Christi Zeit an bis auf das Jahr 1600. Aylmer, Ont: Pathway Pub. Corp, 2011. German translation; see also editions from 1748, 1780, 1814, 1849, 1870, 1915, 1950, 1962, 1967, 1973, 1990, and 2005
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Joseph F. Sohm. The Bloody Theater, or, Martyrs Mirror of the Defenseless Christians: Who Baptized Only Upon Confession of Faith, and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus, Their Saviour, from the Time of Christ to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 1998. English translation by Joseph F. Sohm; see also editions from 1837, 1886, 1938, 1950, 1951, 1964, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1982
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Menno Sauder. A Description of the True and of the False Church: As Outlined in a Certain History, Properly Named The Bloody Theatre, or Martyrs Mirror, by Thieleman J. Van Bracht, 1660, and A Solution to Wor[l]d Problems. Elmira, Ont: Menno Sauder, 1944. See also ed. 1945
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Jan Luiken. El testimonio y el martirio de los cristianos indefensos. Moundridge, Kansas: Gospel Publishers, Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, 2000. Spanish translation
Braght, Thieleman J. van, and Jan Luiken. Getreu bis an den Tod: Berichte über standhafte Christen von Stephanus bis heute aus dem "Märtyrer-Spiegel" und "Der Leserfreund". Crockett, Ky: Rod and Staff Publishers, Inc, 1998. Danish Translation

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The images from the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror are available online: http://www.bethelks.edu/mla/holdings/scans/martyrsmirror/

Bibilography Notes
Anabaptist Identity Conference, et al. Anabaptist Identity Conference. Lititz, PA 2011. North Highlands, CA: Victory Music Services, 2011. Includes discussion of Martyrs Mirror engravings by Amos Hoover
Luiken, Jan, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Artwork from Martyrs' Mirror: 115 engravings from Jan Luyken. Amberson, Pa.: Scroll Pub. Co, 2000.
Luiken, Jan. De Lydens-geschiedenis van den Zaligmaker en zyner eerste navolgeren: nevens een beknopt verhaal der vervolgingen, den protestantschen belyderen van den christen godsdienst, van deszelfs eerste instelling af, alomme, en vooral in de Nederlanden, in de xvide en xviide eeuwen, aangedaan. Te Amsterdam: By Petrus Conradi, 1778. 51 scaled-down copies of some of Jan Luiken’s illustrations, mostly from the 2nd ed. of Het bloedig tooneel (Amsterdam: J. v.d. Deyster, 1685) and for the most part are the same plates used in J. B.’s ’t Merg van de Historien der martelaren (Amsterdam, 1722, 1736, & 1769) with some modifications
Luiken, Jan, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Schouwtooneel der Martelaren. Amsterdam: M. Schagen, 1738. 104 illustrations with captions in German and French
Luiken, Jan, and Thieleman J. van Braght. The Drama of the Martyrs: From the Death of Jesus Christ Up to the Recent Times. Lancaster, Pa: Mennonite Historical Associates, 1975. Illustrations originally published in the 2nd ed. of T.J. van Braght’s Het bloedigh tooneel (Amsterdam, 1685)
Luiken, Jan, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Theatre des martyrs: Schau-Buhne der Martyrer: depuis la mort J. Christ jusqu' à present: représenté en tres belles tailles-douces. Leyde: Pierre vander Aa, 1698. Album of plates, 104 from T. J. van Braght’s Het bloedigh tooneel (Amsterdam, 1685); and 11 from J. L. Gottfried’s Historische kronyck (Amsterdam, 1698.)
Luiken, Jan, Thieleman J. van Braght, and Melvin V. Lengacher. Der Blutige Schau-Platz. Maysville, Ky: Swiss Heritage Library, 2010. Reproduction of 113 copper-plate engravings used to illustrate the 1685 Dutch and 1780 German editions of the Martyrs’ mirror, with a history of the 1780 publication and the fate of the copper-plates

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Bibliography Notes
Bakels, H. Anneke's vuurdood. Haarlem: H. Bakels, 1925. Biography of Anneken Hendriks (d. 1571)
Bergsten, Torsten, and William Roscoe Estep. Balthasar Hubmaier: Anabaptist Theologian and Martyr. Valley Forge, Pa: Judson Press, 1978. Biography of Balthasar Hubmaier (d. 1528)
Lowry, James W., David J. Rempel Smucker, and John L. Ruth. Hans Landis, Swiss Anabaptist Martyr, in Seventeenth Century Documents. Millersburg, OH: Ohio Amish Library, 2003. Biography of Hans Landis (d. 1614)
Luthy, David. Dirk Willems: His Noble Deed Lives on. Aylmer, ON.: Pathway Publishers, 2011. The story of Dirk Willems (d. 1569) and its interpretation
Smit, J. Wendelmoet Claesdochter: de eerste Hollandsche martelares voor het Protestantisme, in Den Haag verbrand den 20sten Nov. 1527 en na vier eeuwen herdacht. 's-Gravenhage: C. Blommendaal, 1927. Biography of Weynken Claes (d. 1527)
Viveren, Jacques van. De uyt-spraecke van Anna Vytedenhove (die te Brussel om de suyuere leere moordadelick is ghedoluen gheweest) aen de Heeren Staten, van dese Vereenighde Nederlanden waer in ghehandelt wordet van den Spaenschen Vrede, midtsgadets De lof van Godes vrede. Eerst tot Leyden: By Christoffel Guyot, 1598. Biography of Anneken vanden Hove (d. 1579)

[edit] Women

Bibliography Notes
Bakels, H. Anneke's vuurdood. Haarlem: H. Bakels, 1925. Biography of Anneken Hendriks (d. 1571)
Joldersma, Hermina, and Louis Peter Grijp. "Elisabeth's manly courage": Testimonials and Songs of Martyred Anabaptist Women in the Low Countries. Milwaukee [Wis.]: Marquette University Press, 2001.
Klopfer, Sheila D. One of His Sheep: The Lives of Anabaptist Women from the Martyrs Mirror, 1525-1565. Thesis (M.A.)--New Mexico State University, 1994.
Reed, Jennifer H. Dutch Anabaptist Female Martyrs and Their Response to the Reformation. Thesis (M.A.)--University of South Florida, 1991.
Sawadsky, Hedy. The Role of Anabaptist Women According to the Martyrs Mirror from 1527 to 1559. 1960.
Smit, J. Wendelmoet Claesdochter: de eerste Hollandsche martelares voor het Protestantisme, in Den Haag verbrand den 20sten Nov. 1527 en na vier eeuwen herdacht. 's-Gravenhage: C. Blommendaal, 1927. Biography of Weynken Claes (d. 1527)
Snyder, C. Arnold, and Linda A. Huebert Hecht. Profiles of Anabaptist Women: Sixteenth-Century Reforming Pioneers. Waterloo, Ont: Published for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1996.
Umble, Jenifer Hiett. Women and Choice: An Examination of the Martyrs' Mirror. Thesis (M.A.)--Southern Methodist University, 1987.
Viveren, Jacques van. De uyt-spraecke van Anna Vytedenhove (die te Brussel om de suyuere leere moordadelick is ghedoluen gheweest) aen de Heeren Staten, van dese Vereenighde Nederlanden waer in ghehandelt wordet van den Spaenschen Vrede, midtsgadets De lof van Godes vrede. Eerst tot Leyden: By Christoffel Guyot, 1598.

[edit] Interpreting the Martyrs Mirror

[edit] Guides to Reading

An extensive book like the Martyrs Mirror may seem daunting at first glance. However, guides offered in multiple languages make the martyrs' stories accessible to modern readers.

Bibliography Notes
Miller, Lynn A. Trail of the Martyrs: A Guide to the Sites of Anabaptist Martyrdom. Elkhart, Ind.: Schwaermer Press, 1984. WorldCat
Lowry, James W. The Martyrs' Mirror Made Plain: A Study Guide and Further Studies. Aylmer, Ont: Pathway Publishers, 2011. WorldCat
Lowry, James W. In the Whale's Belly: And Other Martyr Stories. Harrisonburg, Va: Christian Light Publications, 1981. WorldCat
Lowry, James W., Vohmann, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Aki a cethal gyomrába került: keresztyén mártírok története, akiknek a hite erősebb volt, mint a halál. Budapest: Evangéliumi kiadó, 2008. WorldCat

Hungarian translation

Lowry, James W., Maria Juana de Mejía, and Thieleman J. van Braght. En el vientre de la ballena y otras historias de los mártires. Farmington, N.M.: Publicadores Lámpara y Luz, 1999. WorldCat

Spanish translation

Lowry, James W. Im Bauche des Walfisches und andere Märtyrergeschichten. Ephrata, PA: Grace Press, 2006. WorldCat

German translation

Lowry, James W., and Thieleman J. van Braght. Bo chrebe kita i drugie istorii o muchenikakh. Ephrata, PA: Grace Press, 1997. WorldCat

Russian translation

Witmer, Dallas, and Thieleman J. van Braght. The Faith Worth Dying For. Farmington, NM: Lamp and Light Publishers, Inc, 1996. WorldCat

Lesson book with 13 lessons and final test

Witmer, Dallas, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Der Glaube, Für Den Es Sich Zu Sterben Lohnt. Crockett, Ky: Rod and Staff Publishers, Inc, 2003. WorldCat

German Translation

Witmer, Dallas, Thieleman J. van Braght, and Jan Luiken. La fe por la cual vale morir. Farmington, N.M.: Publicadora Lámpara y Luz, 2010. WorldCat

Spanish Translation

Witmer, Dallas, Thieleman J. van Braght, and Jan Luiken. La foi pour laquelle il est digne de mourir. Farmington, N.M.: Éditeurs Lampe et Lumière, 2002. WorldCat

French Translation

Witmer, Dallas, Alexei Pavlovich Muzalyov, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Vera, za kotoruiu stoit umeret. Milverton, Ont: Masters International Ministries, 1998. WorldCat

Russian translation

[edit] Retelling the Stories

The stories of the Martyrs Mirror have inspired a long history of retelling, ranging from condensed versions of the book in the early eighteenth century to modern interpretations that have extended the tales into fictional novels.

Bibliography Notes
Braght, Thieleman J. van, Josse Bout, Jan Luiken, and Pieter Jan Entrop. 'T merg van de historien der martelaren.: Behelzende de voornaamste getuigenissen, schrikkelyke vonnissen, standvastige belydenissen, en wreede tormenten, die dezelve geleden hebben; beginnende met het lyden van Christus, en eindigende met het jaar 1671. T'Amsteldam: P.J. Entrop, boekverkooper op de hoek van de Heerengragt en 't Koningsplyn, 1769.
Jackson, Dave, Neta Jackson, and Thieleman J. van Braght. On Fire for Christ: Stories of Anabaptist Martyrs, Retold from Martyrs Mirror. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 1989.
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Mirror of the Martyrs: Stories of Courage, Inspiringly Retold, of 16th Century Anabaptists Who Gave Their Lives for Their Faith. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2003.
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, and Stephen E. Buckwalter. Märtyrer-Schicksale: Berichte über Täufer des 16. Jahrhunderts, die für ihren Glauben ihr Leben hingaben. Lage, Germany: Logos Verlag, 2002. German translation
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, Thieleman J. van Braght, and Jai Prakash Masih. [Mirror of the martyrs, Hindi translation] Acworth, GA: Yeshu Ke Paas, Inc, 2010. Hindi translation
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, and Emil Hanuseac. Istorii o khristianskikh muchenikakh: (iz knigi "Zerkalo mychenikov") : vdokhovli︠a︡i︠u︡shcht︠s︡e t︠s︡smort︠s︡t︠s︡ o muzhesmve anabapmt︠s︡smov XVI veka, omdavshcht︠s︡kh svoi︠u︡ zht︠s︡znʹ za veru. Berlin, Ohio: Christian Aid Ministries, 2002.
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, and Emil Hanuseac. Istorisiri din "Oglindă martirilor": istorisiri pline de curaj, repovestite cu inspirație, despre anabaptiștii secolului al XVI-lea care și-au dat viața pentru credința lor. Berlin, Ohio: Christian Aid Ministries, 2002. Romanian translation
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Miroir des martyrs: Histoires d'anabaptistes ayant donné leur vie pour leur foi au XVIe siècle. Cléon d'Andran, France: Éditions Excelsis, 2003. French translation
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, Alih Bahasa, Sri Wandaningsih, Charles Christano, and Paul Gunawan. Cermin para martir: kisah-kisah gagah berani kaum Anabaptis dari abad XVI yang telah mengorbankan hidup demi iman mereka, yang diceritakan kembali untuk membangkitkan semangat. Semarang: Sinode GKMI, 1999. Indonesian translation
Oyer, John S., Robert S. Kreider, Jan Luiken, and Clara Helena Beltrán Suárez. Espejo de los mártires: historias de inspiración y coraje. Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones Clara-Semilla, 1997. Spanish translation

[edit] Children's Stories

As examples of steadfast and nonresistant faith, the martyr stories and their values have been prepared for younger audiences.

Bibliography Notes
Snider, Cindy Gay, and Mary Meinking. Finding Anna Bee. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 2007.
Schlabach, Amy. Times of Trial: Poem Stories of Anabaptist Martyrs for Children. Sugarcreek, OH: Carlisle Press, 2011.
See, Sharon, and Peter Balholm. Godly Heroes of the Past. Crockett, Ky: Rod and Staff Publishers, 2009.

[edit] Fiction

The Martyrs Mirror offers a rich selection of tales that has inspired novels and fictional retellings.

Bibliography Notes
Augsburger, Myron S., Hans Jörg Meier, and Tabea Kunz. Ich werde dich wieder sehen. Saglianes, Seewis: Breakthrough Publisher, 2003. WorldCat
Augsburger, Myron S., and Allan Eitzen. Pilgrim Aflame. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 2005. WorldCat
Burkholder, Kendra. Kogo mne boi︠a︡t'si︠a︡. Ephrata, PA: Grace Press, Inc, 2001. WorldCat
Burkholder, Kendra, and Dale Burkholder. "Whom Shall I Fear?". Crockett, Ky: Rod and Staff Publishers, 1996. WorldCat
Children of the Highest. Costa Rica, C.A.: Pearl Press, 1997. WorldCat
Esh, Claudia. We Are His Witnesses: An Anabaptist Martyr Story. Sugarcreek, OH: Carlisle Press, 2011. WorldCat
Martin, John. The Hollow Tree Letters. 1986. WorldCat
Staal, M. van der. Anneke Jansz: Historisch verhaal uit den eersten tijd der hervorming. Urk: De Vuurtoren, 1976. WorldCat
Stoll, Joseph, and Joseph Stoll. La esposa del tamborilero: y otras historias. Crockett, Ky: Editorial Vara Y Cayado [Rod and Staff], 1981. WorldCat
Stoll, Joseph, and Thieleman J. van Braght. The Drummer's Wife: And Other Stories from Martyrs' Mirror. Aylmer, Ont: Pathway Pub, 1994. WorldCat
Veen, P. H. Een aangrijpende bladzijde uit onze historie. S.l: Commissie voor de Doopsgezinden in de verstrooiing, 1901. WorldCat
Zook, Joe, and Thieleman J. van Braght. The Anguish of Faith: A Fictional Story Based on the Lives of the Martyrs. Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press, 2010. WorldCat

[edit] Contemporary Responses

The Martyrs Mirror continues to shock, inspire, and intrigue readers today. Through scholarly study and creative endeavors, individuals have responded to the text, demonstrating the contemporary relevance of the long-deceased martyrs.

[edit] History, Criticism, and Perspectives

Writers continue to shape the stories of the martyrs through contemporary perspectives, whatever their opinions on the tales and the tradition that surrounds them.

Bibliography Notes
Beachy, Kirsten. Tongue Screws and Testimonies: Poems, Stories, and Essays Inspired by The Martyrs Mirror. Scottdale, Pa: Herald Press, 2010.
Heatwole, Daniel R. The Ephrata Martyrs' Mirror Past and Present. Scottdale, Pa: Mennonite Publ. House, n.d.
Hertzler, Joseph Shenk. Getting Acquainted with Martyrs' Mirror. 1967.
Horsch, John. Der Blutige Schauplatz, Oder, Martyrer Spiegel. 1900.
Krahn, Cornelius, and Jan Luiken. The Witness of the Martyr's Mirror for Our Day. North Newton, Kansas: Bethel College, 1967.
Kreider, Alan. The Relevance of Martyrs' Mirror to Our Time. London, England: A. Kreider, 1984.
Nelson, Dawn Ruth. Verbal Formulae and Repetitive Motifs in the Martyrs Mirror Accounts. 1974.
Nolan, Dennis J. Religion and Civil Authority: A Radical Christian View of Church-State Relations As Portrayed in the Martyrs Mirror. Japan: Kant⁻o Gakuin Daigaku Law Research Institute, 1999. Second of two parts
Studer, Gerald C. A History of the Martyrs Mirror: Written for Mennonite History Class and the Mennonite Historical Society. 1947.
Swartzentruber, A. Orley. A Study of the Piety and the Theology of the Anabaptist Martyrs in Van Braght's Martyrs Mirror. 1953.

[edit] Musical Responses

The Martyrs Mirror has inspired a number of musical compositions, from oratorios to band scores.

Bibliography Notes
King, Shirley Sprunger. Singing at the Fire: Voices of the Anabaptist Martyrs: Organ Lecture-Recital. 1997.
Parker, Alice, John L. Ruth, Thieleman J. van Braght, and Richard Hosteltler. Martyr’s Mirror Oratorio. Goshen, IN: Richard Hostetler, 2004. DVD
Parker, Alice, and John L. Ruth. Martyr's Mirror Oratorio. S.l: Parker, 1971. Libretto printed as program for presentation at Goshen College, 1971 October 31
Sauder, Dorothy. Sesquicentennial of the Amish Mennonites of Ontario. Ontario Amish Mennonites, 1972. Includes Martyrs Mirror oratorio
Weirich, David, and Thieleman J. van Braght. Martyrs mirror: for concert band. Grand Junction, CO: Grand Mesa Music Publishers, 2001. Band scores
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