Heather Ellis's Anglo-German Scholarly Networks in the Long Nineteenth PDF

By Heather Ellis

ISBN-10: 9004253122

ISBN-13: 9789004253124

Anglo-German Scholarly Networks within the lengthy 19th Century explores the complicated and moving connections among scientists and students in Britain and Germany from the past due eighteenth century to the interwar years. in line with the idea that of the transnational community in either its casual and institutional dimensions, it bargains with the move of information and concepts in a number of fields and disciplines. additionally, it examines the position which mutual perceptions and stereotypes performed in Anglo-German collaboration. through putting Anglo-German scholarly networks in a much wider spatial and temporal context, the quantity deals new frames of reference which problem the long-standing concentrate on the antagonism and breakdown of relatives ahead of and through the 1st international warfare. members comprise Rob Boddice, John Davis, Peter Hoeres, Hilary Howes, Gregor Pelger, Pascal Schillings, Angela Schwarz, Tara Windsor.

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The reform movement, consisting of an alliance of groupings and circles that was familiar with the theological, intellectual and academic interest in Germany, based upon the rise of the industrial middle class, and seeking political and social change in the interest of modernization, sought to improve public life by encouraging rationalism, transparency, accountability and—a watchword of the age—progress. When looking for foreign models to support their arguments, the German states naturally provided the richest source of information.

G.  . (London 1790). See, for example, Laurence Brockliss’ work on the popularity of English classical scholarship in French literary and intellectual circles in the eighteenth century. B. ), Anglo-French Attitudes: Comparisons and Transfers Between English and French Intellectuals since the Eighteenth Century (Manchester 2007) 98–124. 51 This attitude towards French classical scholarship is perhaps also in evidence in the important changes which were made to Oxford’s undergraduate curriculum and examinations with the New Examination Statute of 1800.

1734, d. 1804)’, rev. com/view/ article/27910, accessed 12 July 2013]. Christoph Martin Wieland, The History of Agathon, by Mr. M. Wieland.  . (London 1773) vii.  . (Stettin 1797). , xvi. 29 While he was far from praising every English edition, he had much that was positive to say about the presses of Oxford and Cambridge and the scholars and translators based there. ”31 This stands in stark contrast to the attitude of British commentators like Richard Payne Knight in the Edinburgh Review just over a decade later, who famously panned the quality of Oxford’s translations,32 in particular, and goes some way towards challenging the notion that Oxford and Cambridge enjoyed a universally bad reputation in the late eighteenth and first years of the nineteenth century.

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