Konfigurationen der Vergangenheit
Deutsche Geschichtsdramen im Zeitalter der Restauration
Series:Studien zur deutschen Literatur 143
Aims and Scope
'Historical drama' appears as the dominant genre in German literature at the beginning of the 19th century and reflects an attraction of history, that constitutes a specific 'historical culture' formulated and modulated as the complex product of sources and institutions such as historical museums, science, archeology, art and literature. In this frame the plays of authors such as Christian Dietrich Grabbe, but also a number of more unknown texts, can be seen within their relationship to a wider field of cultural and political practices.