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Education
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2. Late medieval religious education and Humanism

During the Middle Ages, transmission of at least the rudiments of religious teaching and practice was considered primarily the task of the family. Contrary to the assumption of earlier researchers, however, besides their own religious practice and the preaching of the church (Sermon), there do not appear to have been serm…

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Walter, Peter, Becker, Rainald, Putz, Hannelore, Roggenkamp, Antje and Bryner, Erich, “Education”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018929>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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