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dc.contributor.authorErlin, Matt
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:43:26Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:43:26Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469657486_121
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39873
dc.description.abstractThrough an analysis of the works of the Berlin Aufklärer Friedrich Gedike, Friedrich Nicolai, G. E. Lessing, and Moses Mendelssohn, Matt Erlin shows how the rapid changes occurring in Prussia's newly minted metropolis challenged these intellectuals to engage in precisely the kind of nuanced thinking about history that has come to be seen as characteristic of the German Enlightenment. The author's demonstration of Berlin's historical-theoretical significance also provides perspective on the larger question of the city's impact on eighteenth-century German culture. Challenging the widespread idea that German intellectuals were anti-urban, the study reveals the extent to which urban sociability came to be seen by some as a problematic but crucial factor in the realization of their Enlightenment aims.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.otherGerman Studies
dc.subject.otherEuropean History
dc.subject.otherPhilosophy
dc.titleBerlin's Forgotten Future
dc.title.alternativeCity, History, and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Germany
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469657486_Erlin
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of North Carolina Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://uncpress.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name National Endowment for the Humanities
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
oapen.series.number127
oapen.pages238
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program


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