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This is the story of Australia's first utopian commune. Johann Friedrich Krumnow and his followers fled Germany to escape religious oppression and to seek a safe haven for their radical way of life. Herrnhut, the settlement they established in western Victoria in 1852, was based on a strange blend of Moravian Christianity, personal charisma, millenarianism, mysticism and communism. It was to last nearly forty years. William Metcalf and Elizabeth Huf have uncovered the myths and the truths of Herrnhut. Their rediscovered history is indeed both rich and strange.show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 161 x 234.2 x 13.2mm | 362.88g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 0522849938
  • 9780522849936
  • 2,146,907