German Philhellenism

The Pathos of the Historical Imagination from Winckelmann to Goethe

Authors: Valdez, D.

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This book is an account of the modern German fascination with the art, politics and religion of ancient Greece from Winckelmann to Nietzsche's generation.

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Damian Valdez holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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'A fascinating study of eighteenth-century German Philhellenism and of the debates which it generated in their social and political context. Damian Valdez's book is full of illuminating insights into the writings of Winckelmann, Herder, Schiller and Goethe.' - Joachim Whaley, Professor of German History and Thought at the University of Cambridge, UK, and author of Germany and the Holy Roman Empire, 1493-1806 (2012)

"Valdez intricately maps out the colourful and densely populated map of German philhellenism in the late eighteenth century. This rich and important book provides us with a fuller and more sophisticated picture of German engagements with ancient Greece. Valdez elegantly examines the significance of German philhellenism for Enlightenment historiography and eighteenth-century literature and politics, and his book will find a wide and appreciative readership." Daniel Orrells, Associate Professor, The University of Warwick, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Valdez, Damian

    Pages 1-3

  • The Age of Winckelmann and the Young Herder I: Encounters

    Valdez, Damian

    Pages 5-25

  • Winckelmann and the Young Herder II: Historicity and Symbols

    Valdez, Damian

    Pages 27-55

  • The Women of Athens I: The Varieties of Enlightenment History

    Valdez, Damian

    Pages 57-81

  • The Women of Athens II: Courtesans, Heroines, and the Greek

    Valdez, Damian

    Pages 83-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
German Philhellenism
Book Subtitle
The Pathos of the Historical Imagination from Winckelmann to Goethe
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29315-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137293152
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29314-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45108-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 270
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