Highly acclaimed in previous editions, this classic work by John Hostetler has been expanded and updated to reflect current research on Amish history and culture as well as the new concerns of Amish communities throughout North America.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||fourth edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very insightful, and an interesting/ entertaining read too. If you don't know much about the Amish, this is the book that will give you a good overview into Amish history as well as their lifestyle and beliefs.
The author grew up in an Old Order Amish family, so he is something of an authority in a personal sense. It covers just about every aspect of their lives as well as their origins and their struggles to preserve their way of life.