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The Francis Daniel Pastorius Reader : Writings by an Early American Polymath / ed. by Patrick Erben, Alfred Brophy, Margo Lambert.

Publication:
University Park, PA : Penn State University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (480 pages) : 10 illustrations
Series:
Max Kade Research Institute: Germans Beyond Europe
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Editorial Method
Biographical Chronology
Notes
Introduction: The Lives and Letters of Francis Daniel Pastorius
Notes
Part 1: Printed Texts
Fig. 1
1. Writings on the Founding of Germantown and Descriptions of Early Pennsylvania
2. Writings on Religious Controversy
3. Writings on Education
Part 2: Manuscript Texts
Fig. 2
4. Commonplace, Encyclopedic, and Bibliographic Writings
5. Poetry
6. Letters and Correspondence
7. Practical Advice on Gardening, Agriculture, and Medicine
8. Legal and Civic Writings
List of People and Places
Bibliography and Further Reading
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Aug 2021)
Contributor:
Brophy, Alfred, editor., Editor,
Erben, Patrick, editor., Editor,
Lambert, Margo, editor., Editor,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780271083889
OCLC:
1262307627
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780271083889 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.