Elementary school
(3,426 words)

1. Definition; current research

While only a very small portion of the early modern population came into contact with academic or higher Bildung (including Latin, Greek, and rhetoric) at Latin schools, gymnasiums, and universities, the various forms of lower schools focused primarily on the middle and lower classes, providing basic kno…

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Bruning, Jens, “Elementary 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 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018689>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



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