Snowflakes, a series of eight readers for students of classes 1 to 8, is meant primarily to inculcate in children a love for reading as well as appropriate reading skills. Just as each individual snowflake is unique, the content of the series is unique in terms of its literary linguistic and pedagogical merit. The selections include a wide range of stories, poems, prose pieces, plays and excerpts which have been collated from both classic and contemporary sources. Care has been to taken to ensure that they expose students to diverse genres and socio-cultural contexts.
Christopher W. Close received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently teaching at Princeton University, New Jersey. He has held visiting professorships at several institutions including Kutztown University, Pennsylvania and the College of New Jersey. His articles have appeared in The Sixteenth Century Journal and Central European History.
Introduction; 1. Consultation and the urban hierarchy; 2. Imperial cities and collective politics; 3. Preachers, consultation, and the spread of urban reform in southern Germany; 4. The urban reformation in Donauworth; 5. The urban reformation in Kaufbeuren; 6. Negotiation and the rural reformation in eastern Swabia; 7. Eastern Swabia and the Schmalkaldic War; Conclusion.