The Austrian Enlightenment and Its Aftermath

The Austrian Enlightenment and Its Aftermath

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Focusing on Austrian culture between 1780 and the "revolution of the intellectuals" in 1848, "The Austrian Enlightenment and Its Aftermath" traces the growth and continuation of liberal ideals in a period of both repression and cultural flowing. Derek Beales asks whether Joseph II was simply an enlightened despot; Peter Horwath looks at the patrotic cult which inspired the utopian novel "Dya-Na-Sore"; and Joseph Strelka studies the Josephinist intellectual, Gottlieb von Leon. Masonic song and the development of the "Kunstlied", the complexities of the Biedermeier, Stifter's place in the Austrian Enlightenment, and the continuing tradition of the Catholic Enlightenment are also covered.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • illustrations, index
  • 0748602364
  • 9780748602360

Table of contents

Part 1: Was Joseph II an enlightened despot?, Derek Beales; Joseph Rohrer and the bureaucratic Enlightenment, Ritchie Robertson; the altar of the fatherland - Wilhelm Friedrich von Meyern's utopian novel "Dya-na-Sore", Peter Horwath; Gottlieb von Leon and his "Rabbinische Legenden", Joseph P.Strelka; masonic song and the development of the "Kunstlied" in enlightenment Vienna, Ewan West; the Biedermeier anomaly - cultural conservatism and technological progress, Roger Paulin; Stifter and the enlightenment, Eve Mason; Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and the tradition of the Catholic enlightenment, Eda Sagarra; Charles Sealsfield - the novel as a means of enlightenment, Hartmut Steinecke; Josephinism, "Austrianess" and the revolution of 1848, R.J.W.Evans. Part 2 Review articles. Part 3 Reviews.show more