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The Letters of Jacob Burckhardt

The Letters of Jacob Burckhardt( )
Author: Burckhardt, Jacob
Selected by: Dru, Alexander
Editor: Dru, Alexander
Translator: Dru, Alexander
Foreword by: Coll, Alberto
ISBN:978-0-86597-122-6
Publication Date:Oct 2001
Publisher:Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.00
Book Description:

Burckhardt was the most renowned of the historians of the nineteenth century to predict, with astonishing accuracy, the totalitarian direction that history could take -- and which history in fact did take in the twentieth century. It was in his letters, rather than in his lectures or longer works, that Burckhardt most directly addressed the currents of intellectual thought and social and political order -- or disorder -- of Europe in the nineteenth century. It was in his letters, for...
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Book Details
Pages:328
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.97 x 5.85 Inches
Book Weight:1.428 Pounds
Author Biography
Burckhardt, Jacob (Author)
Jacob Burckhardt was born in Basel, Switzerland on May 25, 1818. He received a degree in theology in 1839 and then attended the University of Berlin to study history. He taught at the University of Basel from 1843 to 1855, then at ETH, the engineering school in Zurich. In 1858, he returned to Basel to assume the professorship he held until his 1893 retirement.

He was a historian of art and culture, and is considered one of the founding fathers of art history and one of the original creators of cultural history. His first book, Die Kunstwerke der belgischen Städte, was published in 1842. His best known works are The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy and The History of the Renaissance in Italy. His other works include The Age of Constantine the Great, Judgments on History and Historians, and The Greeks and Greek Civilization. He died on August 8, 1897.

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