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Kaspar Hauser: Europe's Child
     

Kaspar Hauser: Europe's Child

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by Martin Kitchen
 

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On Whit Monday 1828, a strange youth, barely able to speak and hardly able to walk appeared in Nuremberg. This new case of a "wild man" excited widespread curiosity, and many prominent figures wanted to test their pedagogical and medical theories on such a promising subject. Who was he? Was he, as many claimed, the rightful heir to the Grand Duchy of Baden, or was he

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On Whit Monday 1828, a strange youth, barely able to speak and hardly able to walk appeared in Nuremberg. This new case of a "wild man" excited widespread curiosity, and many prominent figures wanted to test their pedagogical and medical theories on such a promising subject. Who was he? Was he, as many claimed, the rightful heir to the Grand Duchy of Baden, or was he simply an ingenious fraud? This book examines the many ramifications of this fascinating case, and offers many insights into the social, political and intellectual life of Biedermeier Germany.

Author Biography: Martin Kitchen is Professor of History, Simon Fraser University.

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'In this exhaustively researched book, Kitchen uses a celebrated incident from the age of Metternich...sure to appeal to a wide range of readers.' - Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780230565210
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/11/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
382 KB

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Martin Kitchen is Professor of History, Simon Fraser University.

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Kaspar Hauser: Europe's Child 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the king in the kitchen.