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The Amish of Lancaster County
     

The Amish of Lancaster County

by Donald B. Kraybill, Daniel Dr Rodriguez (Photographer), Daniel Rodriquez (Photographer)
 

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Primer to understanding Amish life for visitorsCaptivating color photographyInsight on recent media eventsMore than 8.5 million people visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year to experience the culture of the oldest Amish community in the world. This book by the leading scholar of the Amish explains the uncommon lifestyle of these simple-living people who

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Primer to understanding Amish life for visitorsCaptivating color photographyInsight on recent media eventsMore than 8.5 million people visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year to experience the culture of the oldest Amish community in the world. This book by the leading scholar of the Amish explains the uncommon lifestyle of these simple-living people who intrigue so many visitors. Mini essays on all aspects of Amish life, from dress and spirituality to horse-and-buggy transport, are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs. The author also discusses myths about the Amish, their selective use of technology, the current media attention to Rumspringa, and the tragedy at the Nickel Mines school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811734783
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
722,592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Donald B. Kraybill is distinguished college professor and senior fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. He has published numerous books on the Amish, including The Riddle of Amish Culture (978-0-8018-6772-9) and The Puzzles of Amish Life (978-1-5614-8001-2).

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