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Mumssen, Jakob 1737-1819

Overview
Works: 22 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 326 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Manuscripts  Biography  Records and correspondence  Textbooks  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR3627, 821.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jakob Mumssen
Memoirs of Frederick and Margaret Klopstock by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock( Book )

10 editions published between 1808 and 1818 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tagebuch einer Reise nach dem südlichen Theil von Norwegen im Sommer 1788 by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

6 editions published in 1789 in German and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Frederick and Margaret Klopstock by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock( )

1 edition published in 1810 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De plethorae differentiis by Christian Gottlieb Ludwig( Book )

3 editions published in 1766 in Latin and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurze Nachricht von der epidemischen Schnupfenkrankheit, und der Beschaffenheit der Luft 1781 und 1782 by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1782 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on man by Alexander Pope( Book )

4 editions published in 1783 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voltaire called it "the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language." Rousseau rhapsodized about its intellectual consolations. Kant recited long passages of it from memory during his lectures. And Adam Smith and David Hume drew inspiration from it in their writings. This was Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733-34), a masterpiece of philosophical poetry, one of the most important and controversial works of the Enlightenment, and one of the most widely read, imitated, and discussed poems of eighteenth-century Europe and America. This volume, which presents the first major new edition of the poem in more than fifty years, introduces this essential work to a new generation of readers, recapturing the excitement and illuminating the debates it provoked from the moment of its publication. Echoing Milton's purpose in Paradise Lost, Pope says his aim in An Essay on Man is to "vindicate the ways of God to man"--To explain the existence of evil and explore man's place in the universe. In a comprehensive introduction, Tom Jones describes the poem as an investigation of the fundamental question of how people should behave in a world they experience as chaotic, but which they suspect to be orderly from some higher point of view. The introduction provides a thorough discussion of the poem's attitudes, themes, composition, context, and reception, and reassesses the work's place in history. Extensive annotations to the text explain references and allusions. The result is the most accessible, informative, and reader-friendly edition of the poem in decades and an invaluable book for students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature and thought."--
Gedanken über die Luft und ihren Einfluß auf Wachsthum und Nahrung organischer und belebter Wesen by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1787 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klopstock in heaven, correcting his former ideas of human glory, in a dialogue between him and his Meta. [By John Clowes.] by J Clowes( Book )

1 edition published in 1809 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologie der Bäume Der patriotischen Gesellschaft zugeeignet von einer alten abgängigen Ulme by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1792 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber Feuer, Licht und Wärme by N. H Marne( Book )

1 edition published in 1787 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resp. De plethorae differentiis. Præs. C.G. Ludwig by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

1 edition published in 1766 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iac. Mumsen Doct. und Physikus zu Altona( )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bildnis Jacob Mummsen( Book )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kurze Nachricht von der epidemischen Schnupfenkrankheit by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

1 edition published in 1781 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kurze Nachricht von der epidemischen Schnupfenkrankheit by Jakob Mumssen( Book )

1 edition published in 1782 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jacob Mumssen deutscher Arzt und Schriftsteller

Jacob Mumssen Duits schrijver (1737-1819)

Jacob Mumssen German writer (1737-1819)

Mummsen, Jacob 1737-1819

Mummsen, Jakob 1737-1819

Mumsen, Jacob 1737-1819

Mumsen, Jakob 1737-1819

Mumssen, Jakob 1737-1819

Mussen 1737-1819 Dr

Mussen, Dr., 1737-1819

Languages
German (24)

English (21)

Latin (3)