Daum's boys: Schools and the Republic of Letters in early by Alan S. Ross

By Alan S. Ross

This hugely unique publication 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 nearly thoroughly forgotten, but he left at the back of one of many greatest deepest documents of any early glossy eu pupil. at the foundation of this detailed resource, the publication portrays colleges as focal issues of a complete global of Lutheran studying outdoor of universities and courts, as locations not only of schooling yet of extreme scholarship, and examines their importance for German culture.

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

This e-book is aimed toward different experts in addition to postgraduate scholars within the fields of heritage, schooling and gender experiences, and will additionally function an advent to fresh eu literature on early glossy scholarship for undergraduate scholars.

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Plamböck and K. Schaller, Pädagogik: Eine Geschichte der Bildung und Erziehung (Freiburg/ Munich, 1969). €188. 41 By contrast, the leading fin de siècle historians of German education€ – Julius Lattmann, Ernst Schwabe and Friedrich Paulsen€– took as a given the necessity of having to grapple with the intricacies of the different German states with their administrative structures and the vastness of the school textbook literature in order to describe the reality of what was actually taught in early modern schools.

Examen, Titel, Promotionen: Akademisches und staatliches Qualifikationswesen vom 13. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert (Basel, 2007); R. Southern, Scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe, 2 vols (Oxford, 1995–2001). 21 W. Clark, ‘On the ironic specimen of the Doctor of Philosophy’, Science in Context 5 (1992), 97–137; H. Robinson-Hammerstein, ‘Commencement ceremonies and the public profile of a university: Trinity College Dublin, the first one hundred years’, in Università in Europa: Le instituzioni universitarie dal Medio Evo ai nostri giorni; Strutture, organizzazione, funzionamento.

DC. LXIX. XCVIII. KL. Augusti, lugebat Filius ejus moestissimus GOTHOFREDUS RICHTERUS, Not. Caes. Publ. Viduae à Schönburg Glauchae Secretarius (Zwickau, 1669). Richter was evidently well satisfied with Daum’s services and asked him to contribute to two further collections of occasional poetry in€1671. 3 For a brief introduction to the key debates of the vast field of Renaissance humanism and further bibliographical information, see C. G. Nauert, Humanism and the Culture of Renaissance Europe, 2nd edn (Cambridge, 2006).

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