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The Resource The romantic idea of a university : England and Germany, 1770-1850, Michael J. Hofstetter

The romantic idea of a university : England and Germany, 1770-1850, Michael J. Hofstetter

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The romantic idea of a university : England and Germany, 1770-1850
Title
The romantic idea of a university
Title remainder
England and Germany, 1770-1850
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Michael J. Hofstetter
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "What are universities for? Should they prepare people for careers, or expand their minds by exposing them to a broad curriculum? The Romantic Idea of a University reveals that this debate is not new, but was fought nearly two hundred years ago in England and Germany. In both countries, the tendency towards pre-professionalism in education was countered by romantic writers who provided their own idea of a university - their own beliefs about why universities exist. While examining the role of romantic thought at universities, this book tells the stories of the personalities involved in the process. We encounter an intense Fichte, a devout Wesley and a thoughtful Coleridge
  • The book also describes how their beliefs helped shape the destiny of universities in both countries and how these voices of long ago speak to an age still asking why our society has universities."--Jacket
  • What are universities for? Should they prepare people for careers, or expand their minds by exposing them to a broad curriculum? The Romantic Idea of a University reveals that this debate is not new, but was fought nearly two hundred years ago in England and Germany. In both countries, the tendency towards pre-professionalism in education was countered by romantic writers who provided their own idea of a university - their own beliefs about why universities exist. While examining the role of romantic thought at universities, this book tells the stories of the personalities involved in the process. We encounter an intense Fichte, a devout Wesley and a thoughtful Coleridge. The book also describes how their beliefs helped shape the destiny of universities in both countries and how these voices of long ago speak to an age still asking why our society has universities
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1959-
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Hofstetter, Michael J.
Dewey number
378.42
Index
index present
LC call number
LA636.5
LC item number
.H64 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Romanticism in perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Comparative education
  • England
  • England
  • Germany
  • Germany
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The romantic idea of a university : England and Germany, 1770-1850, Michael J. Hofstetter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 59
  • 4
  • The Romantic Idea of a University and the New Foundation in Berlin
  • 86
  • 5
  • Cambridge and Oxford, 1830-50
  • 108
  • Epilogue: Whither the Romantic Idea of a University?
  • 134
  • 1
  • The Confessional Idea of a University and its Fall, 1550-1750
  • 1
  • 2
  • The Genesis of the Romantic Idea of a University in Germany
  • 22
  • 3
  • The Romantic Idea of a University in England
Control code
45439951
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 162 pages
Isbn
9780333718889
Lccn
00066868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The romantic idea of a university : England and Germany, 1770-1850, Michael J. Hofstetter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 59
  • 4
  • The Romantic Idea of a University and the New Foundation in Berlin
  • 86
  • 5
  • Cambridge and Oxford, 1830-50
  • 108
  • Epilogue: Whither the Romantic Idea of a University?
  • 134
  • 1
  • The Confessional Idea of a University and its Fall, 1550-1750
  • 1
  • 2
  • The Genesis of the Romantic Idea of a University in Germany
  • 22
  • 3
  • The Romantic Idea of a University in England
Control code
45439951
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 162 pages
Isbn
9780333718889
Lccn
00066868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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