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The Resource Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity, John R. Hinde

Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity, John R. Hinde

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Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity
Title
Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity
Statement of responsibility
John R. Hinde
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jacob Burckhardt and the Crisis of Modernity, the first major study in English dedicated entirely to Burckhardt, offers a compelling and timely interpretative and synthetic analysis of Burckhardt's unique challenge to the values and assumptions of modern society, placing his work in the context of his political ideology and work in history and art history. John Hinde provides a new assessment of Burckhardt's position, focusing on his lesser known writings." "As a historian of the Renaissance and the rise of Christianity, Burckhardt was concerned with periods of social, political, and cultural transformation. Writing in the aftermath of the 1848 Revolution and in the long shadow cast by the French Revolution of 1789, he observed the rise of industrial capitalism and mass politics with trepidation. He especially lamented the fate of the individual, whose creativity had shaped the glories of the Renaissance and ancient Greece but who was increasingly domesticated and commodified in modern society." "Unlike conventional accounts, which characterize Burckhardt as an apolitical aesthete, Hinde shows us Burckhardt as a thinker of profound importance, whose conservative anti-modernism ranks him with his colleague Friedrich Nietzsche."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hinde, John Roderick
Dewey number
907/.202
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
McGill-Queen's studies in the history of ideas
Series volume
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burckhardt, Jacob
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy
  • Civilization, Western
Label
Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity, John R. Hinde
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43279700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780773510272
Lccn
cn 99901445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Jacob Burckhardt and the crisis of modernity, John R. Hinde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43279700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780773510272
Lccn
cn 99901445
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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