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Pretexts for writing: German prefaces around 1800

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Throughout history, there have been playful prefaces to literature (or in classical oratory, before display pieces). But German examples written by authors around 1800 to their own works, together with contemporary, self-authored prefaces to speculative philosophy, constitute a peculiarly paradoxical text type. Once literature was conceived as an autonomous domain rather than as a branch of general learning; as a popular book market took hold; and once systematic philosophy competed with l...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2017
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:9171
Deposit date:
2014-10-27

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