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Classical Humanism and the Challenge of Modernity Debates on Classical Education in 19th-century Germany von Bommel, Bas van (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.03.2015
  • Verlag: De Gruyter
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Classical Humanism and the Challenge of Modernity

This book challenges the common view that classical education in 19 th -century Germany was dominated by a progressive ideal called "neohumanism." The prevailing ideal of education at the German Gymnasien was emphatically traditional and is best described as classical humanism. Moreover, this 19 th -century classical humanism dynamically related to modern society and should therefore be seen as the continuation of a living tradition.


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