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Basel in the Age of Burckhardt

A Study in Unseasonable Ideas

Basel in the Age of Burckhardt( )
Author: Gossman, Lionel
ISBN:978-0-226-30498-4
Publication Date:Jun 2000
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $72.00
Book Description:

This remarkable history tells the story of the independent city-republic of Basel in the nineteenth century, and of four major thinkers who shaped its intellectual history: the historian Jacob Burckhardt, the philologist and anthropologist Johann Jacob Bachofen, the theologian Franz Overbeck, and the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. "Remarkable and exceptionally readable . . . There is wit, wisdom and an immense erudition on every page."--Jonathan Steinberg, Times...
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Book Details
Pages:622
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Western
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.062 x 9.25 x 1.5 Inches
Book Weight:2.284 Pounds



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