By Erich Maria Remarque
Paul Baumer enlisted together with his classmates within the German military of global conflict I. younger, enthusiastic, they turn into infantrymen. yet regardless of what they've got realized, they holiday into items lower than the 1st bombardment within the trenches. And as terrible warfare plods on 12 months after 12 months, Paul holds quickly to a unmarried vow: to struggle opposed to the foundations of hate that meaninglessly pits younger males of a similar iteration yet varied uniforms opposed to every one other--if merely he can pop out of the battle alive.
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After expelling the vagrant, the beadle was ordered to instruct the clerk stationed at that gate to record the information he had collected and to remain vigilant lest the offender slip by him again and gain access to the city. Despite these measures and the diligence of the town’s gatekeepers, the local authorities were aware that many of the vagrants they ousted were slipping back into the city after being expelled. Thus, the 1559 Beggars’ Ordinance also addressed disobedient vagrants who broke their expulsion oath and returned to the territory after being banished.
Augsburg had implemented similar procedures in 1546 to bar expelled vagrants from the city. See Hoffmann, “Der Stadtverweis,” pp. 218–19. 20 The wandering, able-bodied poor increasingly aroused the anxieties of magistrates across Europe during this period: see Jütte, Poverty and Deviance, pp. 165–66. For the development of these attitudes in Cologne, see Irsigler and Lasotta, Bettler und Gaukler, Dirnen und Henker, pp. 18–20. vagrancy and banishment 39 through the gate they had used to enter the city.
Accordingly, during the sixteenth century the council focused their energies on punishing a wide range of illicit activities through banishment. Morals offenses were the most common crimes listed in the banishment convictions handed down by Ulm’s high court. The local magistrates banished 586 offenders for some sort of breach of morals, particularly those relating to illicit sexuality. Accordingly, the council ordered 188 expulsions for premarital sexuality, and eighty-three for adultery, but only thirty-two for blasphemy.
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque