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Early-Modern Orphanages. Papers of a Colloquium on the Occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Founding of the Franckesche Stiftungen 1998 Udo Strater

Early-Modern Orphanages. Papers of a Colloquium on the Occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Founding of the Franckesche Stiftungen 1998

Udo Strater

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ISBN : 9783484840102
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249 pages
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The orphanage in Halle was founded in 1698 by August Hermann Francke (1663-1727). Its social, missionary and economic efforts quickly became central to the Franckesche Stiftungen as a whole. The multidisciplinary papers in this volume examineMoreThe orphanage in Halle was founded in 1698 by August Hermann Francke (1663-1727). Its social, missionary and economic efforts quickly became central to the Franckesche Stiftungen as a whole. The multidisciplinary papers in this volume examine Franckes foundation both against the background of traditional care for orphans and in light of its historical emulators. They also contribute to an ongoing controversy between scholars who, on the one hand, view this and similar orphanages as a product of practical piety, and those who, on the other hand, seek non-religious interpretations and regard these foundations primarily as examples of social discipline and secular vocational education.