Youth - a romantic concept? : introduction

  • Research has contended youth is an "invention" of the 18th century. This thesis does not contest the fact that youth was already known and accepted as a stage in life even earlier. Certain basic anthropological patterns of youthfulness, for example nonchalance, instability, recklessness, exaggeration, bashfulness looking forward to the future and the ability to make friends have been rhetorically implied, repeated and cited as a matter of course since the time of Aristoteies. The pointed thesis that the concept of youth only arose in the 18th century accentuates that youth as an autonomous way of life is a characteristic of the Modern Age.

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Author:Günter OesterleGND
Parent Title (German):Jugend : ein romantisches Konzept? / hrsg. von Günter Oesterle in Verbindung mit Alexander von Bormann, Gerhart von Graevenitz, Walter Hinderer, Gerhard Neumann und Dagmar Ottmann ; Stiftung für Romantikforschung ; Bd. 2
Publisher:Königshausen & Neumann
Place of publication:Würzburg
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/10/13
Year of first Publication:1997
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/12/21
GND Keyword:Deutschland; Romantik; Literatur; Jugend <Motiv>
Page Number:13
First Page:31
Last Page:43
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:14.00.00 Romantik / BDSL-Klassifikation: 14.00.00 Romantik > 14.11.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht