Carl Jakob Iken und seine Vorreiterrolle für die Neogräzistik
Mit einer Edition von Dokumenten und Briefen
[Carl Jakob Iken and his Pioneering Role in Modern Greek Studies]
Aims and Scope
The Philhellene Carl Jakob Iken (1789–1841) is considered the founder of the field of Modern Greek studies. For the first time, the book presents his life and work. The author demonstrates how a passionate 19th century researcher of Greek organized his knowledge, envisaged it, and established networks to disseminate it. The appendix contains letter to illustrious contemporaries, such as Goethe, Schopenhauer, and Thiersch.