By Alan S. Ross

This hugely unique ebook is the 1st in-depth examine of a footsoldier of the seventeenth-century German Republic of Letters. Its topic, the German polymath and schoolteacher Christian Daum, is this present day virtually thoroughly forgotten, but he left at the back of one of many greatest deepest data of any early sleek eu pupil. at the foundation of this precise resource, the booklet portrays faculties as focal issues of a complete international of Lutheran studying outdoor of universities and courts, as areas not only of schooling yet of excessive scholarship, and examines their value for German culture.

Protestant Germany was once various from Catholic France and Protestant England in that its community of small towns fostered academic and cultural festival and made attainable a far better and socially open Republic. This publication permits us for the 1st time to appreciate how the Republic of Letters was once created from less than and the way it was once attainable for people from rather humble backgrounds and occupations to be on the centre of ecu highbrow life.

This publication is geared toward different experts in addition to postgraduate scholars within the fields of heritage, schooling and gender experiences, and will additionally function an creation to fresh ecu literature on early sleek scholarship for undergraduate scholars.

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S. Ross, ‘“Da hingegen bei uns fast ein jedes Land und Ort sich ein besonderes machet”: Zentrum und Peripherie im bildungsgeschichtlichen Kontext am Beispiel der kursächsischen Stadt Zwickau im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert’, Historisches Jahrbuch 131 (2011), 269–89. Introduction 21 39 S. Ehrenpreis,‘Erziehung und Schulwesen zwischen Konfessionalisierung und Säkularisierung: Forschungsprobleme und methodische Innovationen’, in Erziehung und Schulwesen zwischen Konfessionalisierung und Säkularisierung: Forschungsperspektiven, europäische Fallbeispiele und Hilfsmittel, ed.

59–63; J. Reinkens, Die Universität zu Breslau vor derVereinigung der Frankfurter╇Viadrina mit der Leopoldina: Festschrift der katholisch-theologischen Fakultät (Breslau, 1861). 20 Daum’s€boys 27 For an introduction to Weise and his plays, see M. Kaiser, Mitternacht€ – Zeidler€ – Weise: Das protestantische Schultheater nach 1648 im Kampf gegen höfische Kultur und absolutistisches Regiment (Göttingen, 1972). A large amount of information on the performance of such plays exists for the Latin school of Görlitz: K.

Kraye (Heidelberg/London/New York, 2010), pp. €54–5). 32 G. Strauss, Luther’s House of Learning: Indoctrination of the Young in the German Reformation (Baltimore/London, 1978). €159. 34 G. €47). 35 K. Keller, ‘“… daß wir ieder zeith eine feine lateinische schul gehabt haben”: Beobachtungen zu Schule und Bildung in sächsischen Kleinstädten des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts’, in Kleine Städte im neuzeitlichen Europa, ed. H. T. Gräf (Berlin, 1997), pp. 137–68. 36 Neugebauer, Absolutistischer Staat und Schulwirklichkeit; T.

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