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John Amos Comenius

Educator, Religion (28-Mar-1592 — 15-Nov-1670)


Florence Hay Anastasas. And They Called Him Amos: The Story of John Amos Comenius: A Woodcut in Words. Exposition Press. 1973. 319pp.

John Amos Comenius. The Great Didactic of John Amos Comenius. London: Adam and Charles Black. 1896. 468pp. Biographical introduction contains much valuable information.

S. S. Laurie. John Amos Comenius: His Life and Educational Works. Cambridge University Press. 1881. Reprinted several times, notably in 1904.

Will S. Monroe. Comenius and the Beginnings of Educational Reform. Charles Scribner's Sons. 1900. 184pp.

Daniel Murphy. Comenius: A Critical Reassessment of His Life and Work. Irish Academic Press. 1995. 294pp.

Wilhelmus Rood. Comenius and the Low Countries: Some Aspects of Life and Work of a Czech Exile in the Seventeenth Century. Van Gendt. 1970. 275pp.

Matthew Spinka. John Amos Comenius: That Incomparable Moravian. University of Chicago Press. 1943. 177pp.

G. H. Turnbull. Hartlib, Dury and Comenius: Gleanings from Hartlib's Papers. University Press of Liverpool. 1947. 477pp.

C. J. Wright. Comenius and the Church Universal. H. Barber. 1941. 65pp.


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