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Anglo-German Affinities and Antipathies

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Edited by Rüdiger Görner. Published 2004. ISBN: 9780854572083.



Detailed Description

Anglo-German relations, although seriously strained towards the end of the Victorian era, were comparatively constructive during the ‘long' 19th century and, at any rate, peaceful. In fact, they were arguably one of the most stable fixtures in a Europe that was otherwise a precariously fragile balance of interests and discord of voices. This volume brings together a selection of the papers given at two conferences held in November 2003 and April 2004 at the Institute of Germanic Studies, London, which focused on our respective intellectual histories and interconnections at the time.


RÜDIGER GÖRNER: 'Introductory Remarks'
ROSEMARY ASHTON: 'The Case of Carlyle'
JOHN WALKER:'Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold and the Misunderstanding of the German Idea'
ELINOR SHAFFER: 'Coleridge and Kant's "Giant Hand"'
STEFANO EVANGELISTA: 'The German Roots of British Aestheticism: Pater's "Winckelmann", Goethe's Winckelmann, Pater's Goethe'
PETER SKRINE: 'Victoria's Daughters: The Contribution of Women to 19th-Century Cross-Cultural Understanding'
ANDREW VINCENT: 'An Edwardian Sittlichkeit: Haldane and German Culture'
MARY ANNE PERKINS: 'Coleridge, Friedrich Schlegel, and the Idea of Christendom'
KATHARINA KROSNY: 'Hofmannsthal's Aestheticist Heritage and "Das Märchen der 672. Nacht"'
Biographical Notes