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Germany in the Eighteenth Century : The Social Background of the Literary Revival - W. H. Bruford

Germany in the Eighteenth Century

The Social Background of the Literary Revival

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1935
ISBN: 9780521092593
Number Of Pages: 376

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From the balls and masquerades of the court to the half-naked children of the peasants; from hunting and winter sports to details of authorship and publishing; from law to sanitation, this 1935 book plunges the reader into life in Germany two hundred years ago. The author links everyday life and current traditions with some of the outstanding features in the literature and thought of the age, thus providing a full picture of the political, economic and social background to the intellectual and artistic achievements of the period. In the process he has brought out some of the enduring processes of German life.

Political Structure and System of Government
'Kleinstaaterei'
Benevolent despotism
The Old Order of Society - Nobility and Peasantry
The nobility in general
Courts and courtiers
The agrarian economy
The peasant
The country gentleman
The New Order of Society - The Middle Class
Retrospect
German trade and industry in the eighteenth century and its chief centres
Municipal government and the structure of town society
Architecture of the towns. Private life, outlook and education of the townsmen
The professional class
Reactions on Literature
The profession of letters
The influence of political, economic and social factors on literature
Appendices
Bibliography
Supplementary bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521092593
ISBN-10: 0521092590
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 3rd March 1935
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.48