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Thinking with History
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Thinking with History

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In this book, the distinguished historian Carl Schorske--author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fin-de-Siécle Vienna--draws together a series of essays that reveal the changing place of history in nineteenth-and twentieth-century cultures. In most intellectual and artistic fields, Schorske argues, twentieth-century Europeans and Americans have come to do their thinking without history. Modern art, modern architecture,...mehr
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KlappentextIn this book, the distinguished historian Carl Schorske--author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fin-de-Siécle Vienna--draws together a series of essays that reveal the changing place of history in nineteenth-and twentieth-century cultures. In most intellectual and artistic fields, Schorske argues, twentieth-century Europeans and Americans have come to do their thinking without history. Modern art, modern architecture, modern music, modern science--all have defined themselves not as emerging from or even reacting against the past, but as detached from it in a new, autonomous cultural space. This is in stark contrast to the historicism of the nineteenth century, he argues, when ideas about the past pervaded most fields of thought from philosophy and politics to art, music, and literature. However, Schorske also shows that the nineteenth century's attachment to thinking with history and the modernist way of thinking without history are more than just antitheses. They are different ways of trying to address the problems of modernity, to give shape and meaning to European civilization in the era of industrial capitalism and mass politics.
Schorske begins by reflecting on his own vocation as it was shaped by the historical changes he has seen sweep across political and academic culture. Then he offers a European sampler of ways in which nineteenth-century European intellectuals used conceptions of the past to address the problems of their day: the city as community and artifact; the function of art; social dislocation. Narrowing his focus to Fin-de-Siécle Vienna in a second group of essays, he analyzes the emergence of ahistorical modernism in that city. Against the background of Austria's persistent, conflicting Baroque and Enlightenment traditions, Schorske examines three Viennese pioneers of modernism--Adolf Loos, Gustav Mahler, and Sigmund Freud--as they sought new orientation in their fields.
In a concluding essay, Schorske turns his attention to thinking about history. In the context of a postmodern culture, when other disciplines that had once abandoned history are discovering new uses for it, he reflects on the nature and limits of history for the study of culture.
Originally published in 1998.
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ProduktartE-Book
EinbandartElectronic Book
Epub-TypPDF
FormatFixes Format
Erscheinungsjahr2014
Erscheinungsdatum14.07.2014
Seiten256 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
Dateigröße17579 Kbytes
Illustrationen12 halftones
Artikel-Nr.18107164

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InhaltsverzeichnisList of Illustrations
Permissions and Credits
Acknowledgments
1The Book: Theme and Content3
2The Author: Encountering History17
Pt. 1Clio Ascendant: Historicist Cultures in Nineteenth-Century Europe
3The Idea of the City in European Thought: Voltaire to Spengler37
4History as Vocation in Burckhardt's Basel56
5Medieval Revival and Its Modern Content: Coleridge, Pugin, and Disraeli71
6The Quest for the Grail:
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