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Erich Auerbach and the crisis of German philology : the humanist tradition in peril

Author: Avihu Zakai
Publisher: Switzerland : Springer Verlag, ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes and contextualizes Auerbach's life and mind in the wide ideological, philological, and historical context of his time, especially the rise of Aryan philology and its eventual triumph with the Nazi Revolution or the Hitler Revolution in Germany of 1933. It deals specifically with his struggle against the premises of Aryan philology, based on völkisch mysticism and Nazi historiography, which  Read more...
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Named Person: Erich Auerbach; Erich Auerbach
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avihu Zakai
ISBN: 9783319409573 3319409573 9783319409580 3319409581
OCLC Number: 950952963
Language Note: English.
Description: xiii, 218 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Erich Auerbach: Life, Times, and Works --
3. Dante and the "Discovery of European Representation of Man" --
4. The Crisis of German Philology: Aryan Philology and the Elimination of the Old Testament --
5. Two Responses to the German Crisis of Philology: Ernst Robert Curtius and Erich Auerbach --
6. Exile and Interpretation: The Struggle Against Aryan Philology and Nazi --
7. Mimesis: An Apologia for Western Judaeo-Christian Humanist Tradition in an Age of Peril, Tyranny, and Barbarism --
8. Epilogue: Exile, Interpretation, and Alienation --
Appendices --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Avihu Zakai.

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