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Enlightenment phantasies : cultural identity in France and Germany, 1750-1914

Author: Harold Mah
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003.
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"For centuries the histories of France and Germany have been linked in ways both productive and destructive, and each nation's sense of itself has often been shaped by admiration of or hostility toward the other. Harold Mah explores the interweaving paths of German and French cultural identity that emerged in the Enlightenment and continued through the nineteenth century and into the twentieth." "Mah's book examines  Read more...
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Mah, Harold.
Enlightenment phantasies.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607002714
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Mah
ISBN: 0801441447 9780801441448 0801488958 9780801488955
OCLC Number: 52208850
Description: x, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: identity as phantasy in Enlightenment in France and Germany --
Man with too many qualities : the young Herder between France and Germany --
Language of cultural identity : Diderot to Nietzsche --
Strange classicism : aesthetic vision in Winckelmann, Nietzsche, and Thomas Mann --
Classicism and gender transformation : David, Goethe, and Staël --
French Revolution and the problem of time : Hegel to Marx.
Responsibility: Harold Mah.
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