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The Resource Dreamland of humanists : Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg school, Emily J. Levine

Dreamland of humanists : Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg school, Emily J. Levine

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Dreamland of humanists : Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg school
Title
Dreamland of humanists
Title remainder
Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg school
Statement of responsibility
Emily J. Levine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Deemed by Heinrich Heine a city of merchants where poets go to die, Hamburg was an improbable setting for a major intellectual movement. Yet it was there, at the end of World War I, at a new university in this commercial center, that a trio of twentieth-century pioneers in the humanities emerged. Working side by side, Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, and Erwin Panofsky developed new avenues in art history, cultural history, and philosophy, changing the course of cultural and intellectual history in Weimar Germany and throughout the world. In Dreamland of Humanists, Emily J. Levine considers not just these men, but the historical significance of the time and place where their ideas took form. Shedding light on the origins of their work on the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, Levine clarifies the social, political, and economic pressures faced by German-Jewish scholars on the periphery of Germany's intellectual world. By examining the role that context plays in our analysis of ideas, Levine confirms that great ideas -- like great intellectuals -- must come from somewhere."--Provided by publisher
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Levine, Emily J.,
Dewey number
709.43/515
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Warburg, Aby
  • Cassirer, Ernst
  • Panofsky, Erwin
  • Philosophy
  • Art
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Dreamland of humanists : Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg school, Emily J. Levine
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-417) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Dreamland of humanists -- Culture, commerce, and the city -- Warburg's Renaissance and the things in between -- University as "gateway to the world" -- Warburg, Cassirer, and the conditions of reason -- Socrates in Hamburg? Panofsky and the economics of scholarship -- Iconology and the Hamburg school -- Private Jews, public Germans -- Cassirer's cosmopolitan nationalism -- The enlightened rector and the politics of enlightenment -- The Hamburg-America line: exiles as exports -- Epilogue: Nachleben of an idea
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ocn862613059
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 444 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226061719
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unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862613059
Label
Dreamland of humanists : Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg school, Emily J. Levine
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-417) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Dreamland of humanists -- Culture, commerce, and the city -- Warburg's Renaissance and the things in between -- University as "gateway to the world" -- Warburg, Cassirer, and the conditions of reason -- Socrates in Hamburg? Panofsky and the economics of scholarship -- Iconology and the Hamburg school -- Private Jews, public Germans -- Cassirer's cosmopolitan nationalism -- The enlightened rector and the politics of enlightenment -- The Hamburg-America line: exiles as exports -- Epilogue: Nachleben of an idea
Control code
ocn862613059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 444 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226061719
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862613059

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