Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment

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German New Humanism
(3,274 words)

A. Concept

A new programme of education and culture arose in Germany at the turn of the 19th century. At first, scholars of the day like Friedrich Immanuel Niethammer simply called it Humanismus [2] but over the course of the century it became known as Neuhumanismus in Germany and German New Humanism globally. The neologism served to distinguish both the epoch descriptor, which denotes the period from around 1790 to 1840, and the educational concept, which focused on Greek language and culture, from the Re…

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Rebenich, Stefan, “German New Humanism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment, English edition by Christina C. Harker; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2021). Original German-language edition: Das 18. Jahrhundert: Lexikon zur Antikerezeption in Aufklärung und Klassizismus. Herausgegeben von Joachim Jacob und Johannes Süßmann. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester, Jörg Rüpke und Helmuth Schneider, Band 13. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2018). Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_223169>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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