- By Steven Nolt

A History of the Amish

  • Title: A History of the Amish
  • Author: Steven Nolt
  • ISBN: 156148072X
  • Page: 479
  • Format: broch
  • A History of the Amish Authoritative thorough and approachable this book brings together for the first time in one volume the history of the Amish one of America s most intriguing people Written by one of the foremost

    Authoritative, thorough, and approachable, this book brings together, for the first time in one volume, the history of the Amish, one of America s most intriguing people Written by one of the foremost scholars in the field The Amish, one of America s most intriguing peoples, have survived for 300 years While much has been written on the Amish recently, little has appeared about their history This book brings together for the first time in one volume a thorough history of the Amish people From their beginnings in Europe through their settlement in North America, the Amish have struggled to maintain their beliefs and traditions in often hostile settings Authoritative, thorough, and interestingly written, A History of the Amish presents the deep and rich heritage of the Amish people Includes a substantial bibliography for further reading and study Dozens of illustrations.

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    1. Un ouvrage extrêmement bien documenté et d'une richesse incroyable! Les ouvrages d'historiens sur les Amish sont denrées rares! Bien écrit!A reference book, worth reading! Very well provided with informations! Good writing on the plus side!

    2. I ordered this book for a friend, being familiar with it from reading my own copy years ago, and recommending it to her. Marrying into the Amish, I have NEVER seen a better book explaining the origin and Beginnings of the Amish-Anabaptist movement anywhere, after reading Anabaptist works for over thirty years. This book is not for those interested in Amish shoo-fly pie, quilts, horse and buggies etc but a down to earth history of who the Amish really are and how the movements beginnings started [...]

    3. My book was in fantastic condition. The arrival date was once again,a head of schedule. The cover was what caught my eye. The book was pretty much as good as its cover. But like Numbers in the Bible,I had to skim through some of the earlier periods for fear of putting it down,to be forgotten. I finished it in one sitting,not for lack of pages,but too much skimming. I know that I will read it again when I am over my sinus infection,because there was a lot of beauty,wisdom,and knowledge that ne [...]

    4. A very even handed summary of the Amish and their history for the student of Amish history. Avoids both popular sentimentalism and condescending scholarly criticism.

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