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Amish Society
     

Amish Society

by John A. Hostetler
 

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This classic work by John Hostetler has been expanded and updated to reflect the current research on Amish history and culture as well as the new concerns of Amish communities throughout North America. In this fourth edition of Amish Society Hostetler takes the reader inside Amish culture and explains the nature of Amish religious beliefs and ceremonies, community and

Overview

This classic work by John Hostetler has been expanded and updated to reflect the current research on Amish history and culture as well as the new concerns of Amish communities throughout North America. In this fourth edition of Amish Society Hostetler takes the reader inside Amish culture and explains the nature of Amish religious beliefs and ceremonies, community and family life, tensions with worldly values, and interactions with outsiders. He offers updated information on a variety of topics, including Amish population trends, land use and farming practices, and relations with the state.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of American History

In a class by itself.

Philadelphia Inquirer

The definitive book on one of America's most misunderstood communities.

Christianity Today

The best single book available on the Amish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801811364
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/16/1980
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John A. Hostetler (1918–2001) is author of the best-selling Amish Society and the widely acclaimed Hutterite Society, both available from Johns Hopkins. Raised in the Amish faith, he was founding director of the Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and a former professor of anthropology and sociology at Temple University.

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