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Monastery school
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1. Definition

In the early modern period, a (public) monastery school was a permanent educational (Bildung) institution for elementary education (Elementary school), secondary studies (Gymnasium [school]), and philosophical studies (Philosophy), run by a religious institute (Monastery, order, congregation), in which (mostly) members of the order served as teachers, instructing primarily children and teenagers wh…

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Kistenich, Johannes, “Monastery school”, 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 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022334>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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