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Description - Absolutism and the Eighteenth-Century Origins of Compulsory Schooling in Prussia and Austria by Professor James van Horn Melton

Focusing on the reigns of Frederick the Great of Prussia (1740-86) and Maria Theresa of Austria (1740-80), James Van Horn Melton examines in this book the origins, aims, and achievements of the compulsory school movements in these states. Melton draws on a broad range of sources to show how school reform was part of a broader effort to transform social, economic, and cultural behavior at the popular level.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521528566
ISBN-10: 0521528569
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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