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By Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted along with his classmates within the German military of worldwide warfare I. younger, enthusiastic, they turn into infantrymen. yet regardless of what they've got discovered, they holiday into items lower than the 1st bombardment within the trenches. And as terrible conflict plods on yr after 12 months, Paul holds speedy to a unmarried vow: to struggle opposed to the rules of hate that meaninglessly pits younger males of an identical iteration yet diverse uniforms opposed to each one other--if in basic terms he can pop out of the struggle alive.

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5-24, and in Gustav Kramer, August Hermann Francke. Ein Lebensbild, 2 vols. (Halle, 1880-82), 1: 275-76, and 2: 486, 504-8. On the early history of the university, see Johann Christoph Hoffbauer, Geschichte der Universitdt zu Halle bis zumjahre 1805 (Halle, 1805); Wilhelm Schrader, Geschichte der Friedrichs-Universitdt zu Halle, 2 vols. , Geschichte der Martin-Luther-U niversitdt Halle-Wittenberg 1502-1977 (Abriss), Wissenschaftliche Beitrage der Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg 1977/3 (T 13) (2nd.

The alternate route was in fact largely an auxiliary in the broader recruitment process, extending the possibility of a clerical career to sons of Honoratioren who could not get past the hurdle of the Landesexamen and to sons of clergymen whose brothers had already taken the main route. 1 percent) - as higher clergymen. These figures suggest that the Landesexamen opened the prospect of upward mobility to a significant number of sons of "poor pastors" and even poorer schoolmen. " As numerous as they were, the Latin schools on which the Landesexamen drew were not an eighteenth-century equivalent of the kind of mass education on which the "eleven plus" examinations in England — to cite Turner's example — have been built.

12 Despite the variations among them, the budgets provide roughly congruent impressions of the cost of living for students at the cheaper universities. Even the student who had to pay for everything from his own (or his parents') pocket might be able to survive for less than 100 thaler, and certainly could scrape by with less than 125 thaler. These were not petty sums for families at the lower end of the income hierarchy; 600 thaler was a decent income for a village or small-town pastor, and most schoolmen earned considerably less.

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