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Jacob Burckhardt's social and political thought

Author: Richard Franklin Sigurdson
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Best known as the author of The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt (1818-97) is one of the most important figures in the development of European historiography. His critique of modernity and his emphasis on the importance of cultural history have helped to shape intellectual history in Europe, as have his analyses of political power, particularly those concerning  Read more...
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Sigurdson, Richard Franklin.
Jacob Burckhardt's social and political thought.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2004
(DLC) 2005270101
Named Person: Jacob Burckhardt; Jacob Burckhardt; Jacob Burckhardt; Jacob Burckhardt; Jacob Burckhardt; Jacob Burckhardt
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Franklin Sigurdson
ISBN: 9781442676367 1442676361
OCLC Number: 244768800
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 279 p.)
Contents: A historian in troubled times --
Cultural versus political history : Burckhardt and Ranke --
Burckhardt's cultural history : philosophy, style, and poetry --
Elements : scepticism, organicism, and human nature --
Themes : freedom, the state, and society --
Burckhardt and Nietzsche : two critiques of modernity --
Conclusion : an astute political thinker.
Responsibility: Richard Sigurdson.
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Although Burckhardt himself expressed his scepticism towards general theories and claimed to be devoid of a personal philosophical position, through an examination of his works Sigurdson argues that  Read more...

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