This book is a collection of writings by early Reformation radicals in Germany and Switzerland. It illustrates both the diversity and unity of their political thinking. The texts are drawn from the period 1521-1527, centring on the Peasants' War of 1524-1526. The volume comprises works which contributed to the political ideas of the rising, and those reflecting the radical response to its failure. Included are several of the most important political programmes drawn up during the Peasant's War, as well as a comprehensive chronology, a guide to further reading, and biographical notes on persons mentioned in the text.Baylor, Michael G. is the author of 'Radical Reformation', published 1991 under ISBN 9780521379489 and ISBN 0521379482.