The Quarterly Journal of Education Volume 10

The Quarterly Journal of Education Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...mechanics and agriculture. The " Imperial Institution for sciences appertaining to the management of woods and forests, and to education," which is established at Maria-Brunn in Lower Austria, is conducted by a director, 4 masters and assistants, and provides board and lodging as well as instruction for 66 pupils. It is under the superintendence of the Master of the Woods and Chaces to the Emperor of Austria. Pesth.--The number of students entered during the present scholastic year has been 1510, of whom 72 are studying divinity, 194 jurisprudence, 835 medicine, and 409 philosophy. Among them are 1015 Roman Catholics, 7 Graeco-Catholics, 83 of the Greek faith, 101 Lutherans, and 93 reformed Lutherans. The pupils in surgery amount to 350. The late Emperor Francis.--The Emperor passed no inconsiderable portion of the day in his private library, which is distinct from the extensive public library in the Burg, and was reserved for his own private use. Its contents are estimated at between 30,000 and 40,000 volumes. The library immediately adjoined the apartments in which he resided, and it was his regular custom to spend some time in it during the forenoon, before state concerns called him away, as well as such intervals as he could snatch during the remainder of the day. The principal part of the library consists of works in natural history and botany, which were his favourite study, and no library in Europe probably is richer in these branches of science. It was rarely shown to strangers; but the emperor, almost to the last hour of his life, devoted much attention to its increase. He was the founder of the splendid edifice in which the Polytechnic Institute at Vienna is established, and laid the foundation stone in person on the 14th October, 1816....show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677404
  • 9781236677402