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Humboldt, Wilhelm von: Briefe 1781 bis Juni 1791

[Letters: 1781 to June 1791]

Ed. by Mattson, Philip

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    February 2014
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    The edition of the letters of W. v. Humboldt renders an incomparable portrait of his times. The large numbers of prominent figures that were correspondents of this statesman, educational reformer, and linguistic researcher; the diversity of themes addressed; and the literary quality of the letters makehis correspondence one of the most important letter collections of the epoch. Vol. 1 includes letters from the period of his youth and courtship.


    xiv, 634 pages
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    "Die neue Briefedition trägt entscheidend dazu bei, Humboldts seelische Entwicklungen und frühe Gedankengänge zu erhellen sowie Kernpunkte seiner Biographie und intellektuellen Laufbahn nachzuzeichnen."
    Guglielmo Gabbiadini in: Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert 1/2015

    “[...] ein hervorragendes Instrument für die Humboldt-Forschung [...].”
    Cord-Friedrich Berghahn in: Germanisch- Romanische Monatsschrift, 2/2014

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