The Francis Daniel Pastorius Reader

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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • The Francis Daniel Pastorius Reader
  • Patrick Erben
  • 05 December 2018
  • 9780271083285

The Francis Daniel Pastorius Reader Francis Daniel Pastorius Was One Of The First German Settlers To Pennsylvania And A Touchstone Figure Of German American Cultural Heritage This Monumental Anthology Presents A Selection Of His Many Writings In One Volume.Pastorius Sailed To North America As A Pietist But Found A Unique Home Among The Quakers In Pennsylvania Within This Early Modern Religious Context, He Was A Lawyer, Educator, And Community Leader A Polymath And A Prolific Writer And Collector Of Knowledge At The Turn Of The Eighteenth Century, Pastorius Held One Of The Largest Manuscript Collections In North America And Wrote Voluminously In Multiple Languages His Collecting, Curation, And Dissemination Represents A Unique Look At The Ways Information Was Stored, Processed, And Utilized During The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries In Both North America And Europe This Rich Selection Of Pastorius S Writings On Religion, Education, Gardening, Law And Community, And The Colony Of Pennsylvania As Well As Letters, Poems, And Numerous Encyclopedic And Bibliographic Works Shows The Mind Of A True Humanist In Action.Pastorius S Works Have Long Been Important To The Archival Study Of Early German Settlement And The Atlantic World Now Available Together, Transcribed, Translated, And Annotated, His Writings Will Have Widespread Significance To The Study Of Early American Literature And History.