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 transferring 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. in addition, it examines the position which mutual perceptions and stereotypes performed in Anglo-German collaboration. by means of putting Anglo-German scholarly networks in a much broader spatial and temporal context, the quantity bargains new frames of reference which problem the long-standing specialise in the antagonism and breakdown of kin prior to and through the 1st international conflict. individuals comprise Rob Boddice, John Davis, Peter Hoeres, Hilary Howes, Gregor Pelger, Pascal Schillings, Angela Schwarz, Tara Windsor.

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Under a long and almost total eclipse”. 15 Recently, however, the position of Oxford and Cambridge in the eighteenth century has been subject to significant reassessment. Through the work of historians like John Gascoigne and Andrew Warwick, Cambridge, in particular, has been shown to have played a much more important role in the continental Enlightenment than had been previously thought;16 and that, far from being “crippled by church dominance”, mathematics, in particular, prospered from the so-called ‘holy alliance’ between the promoters of science (most importantly Newtonian natural philosophy) and the Anglican establishment.

31 Brüggemann, A View of the English Editions, Translations and Illustrations of the Ancient Greek and Latin Authors, ix–x. 32 Richard Payne Knight, ‘The Oxford Edition of Strabo’, Edinburgh Review 14, 28 (July 1809) 431ff. 33 Lawrence Marsden Price and Mary Bell Price, The Publication of English Humaniora in Germany in the Eighteenth Century (Berkeley 1955). 34 Twining, Aristotle’s Treatise on Poetry, 7. 32 ellis favour of English scholarship with which this statement was made, there is no doubt that Heyne’s own work was influenced by the unusual degree of contact with scholars from Britain which his position at Göttingen allowed him.

British and German Historiography, 1750–1950: Traditions, Perceptions and Transfers (Oxford 2000) 83–98. 3 A slightly earlier study, Michael J. Hofstetter’s The Romantic Idea of a University: England and Germany, 1770–1850 (Basingstoke 1991) is interesting on classical scholarship in the final decades of the eighteenth century but is limited by a restrictive ideological framework. William Clark’s Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University (London 2006) is a clever and original study with much useful information on eighteenth-century German universities but with no specific focus on classical scholarship.

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