The science of culture in Enlightenment Germany (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The science of culture in Enlightenment Germany Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The science of culture in Enlightenment Germany

Author: Michael C Carhart
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 159.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"In the late 1770s, as a wave of revolution and republican unrest swept across Europe, scholars looked with urgency on the progress of European civilization. The question of social development was addressed from Edinburgh to St. Petersburg, with German scholars, including C.G. Heyne, Christoph Meiners, and J.G. Eichhorn, at the center of the discussion." "Michael Carhart examines their approaches to understanding  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael C Carhart
ISBN: 9780674026179 0674026179
OCLC Number: 124538685
Awards: Nominated for Herbert Baxter Adams Prize 2008
Nominated for Leo Gershoy Award 2008
Nominated for George L. Mosse Prize 2008
Nominated for Allan Sharlin Memorial Award 2008
Nominated for American Society for 18th-Century Studies Louis Gotschalk Prize 2009
Description: xii, 360 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Words and things --
Orientalism and reform --
Culture and the origin of language --
The search for the historical Plato --
The search for the historical Homer --
The search for the historical Moses --
The sociology of ancient history --
Three anthropologies --
A scientific revolution --
Conclusion: Enlightenment social science.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 159.
Responsibility: Michael C. Carhart.
More information:

Abstract:

In the late 1770s, as a wave of revolution and republican unrest swept across Europe, scholars looked with urgency on the progress of European civilization. Carhart examines their approaches to  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

With enormous erudition, Carhart examines the innovations in the human sciences taking place in and around Goettingen in the eighteenth century but set in a larger European context. He does us the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.