Bildungsbürgertum
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1. General

Bildungsbürgertum is a term of art for a social class that has achieved its high income through the application of specialized technical knowledge usually acquired through university study and documented by educational credentials (Bildung; Professionalization). Typical professions were lawyer, judge, physician, pastor, docent at a gymnasium, college, or university, or civil servant in the senior civil service. In the 18…

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Fahrmeir, Andreas, “Bildungsbürgertum”, 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 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017648>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160907



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