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Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I.   By: (1816-1895)

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PICTURES OF GERMAN LIFE

IN THE

EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES.

SECOND SERIES.

VOL. I.

PICTURES

OF

GERMAN LIFE

In the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries.

Second Series.

BY GUSTAV FREYTAG.

Translated from the Original by MRS. MALCOLM.

COPYRIGHT EDITION. IN TWO VOLUMES .

VOL. I.

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193 PICCADILLY. 1863.

LONDON: BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

CONTENTS.

SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES.

Introduction. The nation and the individual Aim of the book Peculiarities in the development of the German people since the Thirty Years' War

CHAPTER I.

Life of the German Peasant (1240 1790). The duration of modern nations German agriculture in the time of the Romans, the Carlovingians, and the Hohenstauffen Description of the peasants by Neidhart von Reuenthal Narrative of young Helmbrecht, by Wernher the Gardener The fifteenth century The Peasant War Eberlin von Günzburg Condition of the peasants after the war; their service and burdens; their different condition according to districts, and deterioration by oppression First signs of improvement Description of the German peasant by Christian Garve Insurrection of the peasantry in 1790, and their present position

CHAPTER II.

The Life of the Lower Nobility (1500 1800). The country nobles in the sixteenth century The court nobles The detrimental effects of the Great War Description of a wealthy nobleman from 1650 1700 Patents of nobility Description of the life of the newly ennobled merchants from 1650 1700 The country nobles and Krippenreiters from 1660 1700 Description of the same from "The Nobleman," by Paul Winckler Better condition after 1700 Privileges of the nobles Introduction of a new culture Gellert Union of the nobles with the citizens

CHAPTER III.

The German Citizen and his Shooting Festivals (1300 1800). Gradual development of the citizen class Decline after the Thirty Years' War The prize shooting as an example of their former wealth and importance May feasts of the old citizens Prize shooting before 1400 Preparations for the festival The Pritschmeister and procession Prizes and fortune's urn Hospitality, and conclusion of the festival Zurich and Strasbourg Differences of the festivals according to districts Their decline Description of the Breslau "Königschiessens" of 1738, by Kundmann

CHAPTER IV.

The State Policy and the Individual (1600 1700). The dissolution of the German Empire The Prince's parties The despotic official administration The statesmen after the war The insecurity of the subject; its influence on the character Characteristics of the State system in a flying sheet of 1678 Tendencies up to 1740

CHAPTER V.

The "Stillen im Lande," or Pietists (1600 1700). Tendencies of Protestantism till 1618 Consequences of the war The older Pietism Spener Hatred of worldly pleasures The women Self contemplation and social intercourse Good effects on morals The revival Characters of Petersen and his wife Narrative of Johanna Eleonora Petersen Narrative of Dr... Continue reading book >>


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