Becoming Historical: Cultural Reformation and Public Memory in Early Nineteenth-Century Berlin (Hardback)John Edward Toews (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 492
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
"Advanced researchers and faculty with interests in 19th-century cultural, philosophical, and aesthetic traditions, especially in Germany, will appreciate this brilliant work. Essential." - CHOICE, D.R. Skopp, Plattsburgh SUNY
"Becoming Historical magnificently draws together the intellectual, cultural and political history of Prussia in the decades before 1848. For the first time, it is possible to discern the patterns and cross-currents which linked figures as diverse as Grimm, Mendelssohn, Ranke, Schinkel and Schelling. Without doubt, Becoming Historical will become a classic in its field." - Gareth Stedman Jones, King's College, Cambridge
"This formidably learned, analytically powerful, and intellectually challenging book illuminates the remarkable richness and enduring significance of cultural life in Berlin during the 1840s." - James J. Sheehan, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Stanford University
"Carefully analyzing a wide variety of works produced by individuals with both intellectual influence and political clout, Toews has produced a magnificent portrait of the cultural politics of Prussia after the Restoration--and by doing so, has given us the tools to fully understand the historical and intellectual processes which gave rise to German historicism, the mechanisms by which it gained hegemony, and the reasons why its enemies--most notably Marx and Kierkegaard--so thoroughly despised it." - Suzanne L. Marchand, Department of History, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
"...beautifully researched and profoundly thoughtful book." -Dennis Sweeney, Histoire sociale/Social History
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