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Classicism, German,
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also known as “Weimar Classicism,” refers to a period in the history of literature which is primarily represented by the mature works of J.W. v. Goethe and F. v. Schiller, and is thus generally dated from 1786 (the beginning of Goethe's first journey to Italy) to 1805 (Schiller's death). In a wider sense, the literary classics also include authors such as H. v. Kleist, Jean Paul, and F. Hölderlin; however, the poetic and aesthetic-philosophical writings of the “Dioscurian pair” Goethe and Schiller undoubtedly epitomized the style, essence, and thought of what would lat…

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Hurst, Matthias, “Classicism, German,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11829>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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