The 1790s in Germany, France and Britain

The 1790s in Germany, France and Britain

by Maike Oergel
     
 

The essays in this volume discuss the overlap between philosophical, aesthetic, and political concerns in the 1790s either in the work of individuals or in the transfer of cultural materials across national borders, which tended to entail adaptation and transformation. What emerges is a clearer understanding of the “fate” of the Enlightenment, its

Overview

The essays in this volume discuss the overlap between philosophical, aesthetic, and political concerns in the 1790s either in the work of individuals or in the transfer of cultural materials across national borders, which tended to entail adaptation and transformation. What emerges is a clearer understanding of the “fate” of the Enlightenment, its radicalization and its “overcoming” in aesthetic and political terms, and of the way in which political “paranoia,” generated by the fear of a spreading revolutionary radicalism, facilitated and influenced the cultural transfer of the “radical.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110289855
Publisher:
De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Series:
spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature Series, #32
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Maike Oergel, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

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