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Life and Letters of Barthold George Niebuhr, and Selections from his Minor Writings

Edited and translated by Susanna Winkworth

1852 - London - Chapman and Hall

9" by 6", xxxiv, 430; xiii, 469; vii, 297pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A very scarce edition of Life and Letters of Barthold George Niebuhr, and Selections from his Minor Writings.

Edited and translated from the German by Susanna Winkworth

In three volumes complete.

Second edition.

Barthold George Niebuhr (1776 - 1831) was a Danish-German statesman and historian who became Germany's leading historian of Ancient Rome and a founding father of modern scholarly historiography. Classical Rome caught the admiration of German thinkers. By 1810 Niebuhr was inspiring German patriotism in students at the University of Berlin by his analysis of Roman economics and government.

Historians generally view Niebuhr as a leader of the Romantic Era and symbol of German national spirit that emerged after the defeat at Jena. But he was also deeply rooted in the classical spirit of the Age of Enlightenment in his intellectual presuppositions, his use of philologic analysis, and his emphasis on both general and particular phenomena in history.

With publisher's advertisements to endpapers.

CONDITION

In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, loss to backstrip to volume one, rubbing and marks to boards. Hinges strained with evidence of past worming to front hinge to volume three. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with the odd spot and handling marks, predominantly to text block edge.

Overall: GOOD ONLY


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