Conference report: Humanism & revolution: Eighteenth-century Europe and its transatlantic legacy : [Rice University, Houston, TX, USA, December 11 - 13, 2009]

  • "Since the events of the eighteenth century, in particular the French and American Revolutions, the concept of revolution has become one of the most important, and most widely used, concepts of modern political and philosophical thought. The revolutions of the eighteenth century are, however, also marked by a temporal logic that questions their radical departure from the past, both intellectually and practically. Indeed, the concept of revolution is often coupled with a renewed interest in ideals of human self-conception, moral beauty and education that are seen as having emerged in the classical antiquity of Greece and Rome. On both sides of the Atlantic, references to classical antiquity support contemporary achievements, on the one hand, and are used to question the existing state of political and intellectual affairs, on the other."

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Author:Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2010/06/24
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/06/24
GND Keyword:Humanismus; Revolution
Source:H-Germanistik : [19.03.2010]
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:12.00.00 18. Jahrhundert / BDSL-Klassifikation: 12.00.00 18. Jahrhundert > 12.04.00 Studien
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht