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Art – Policy – Culture. Selection of Letters

Author(s): Jacob Burckhardt
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of ideas
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Burckhardt; history of art; history of ideas; history of culture; 19th century
Summary/Abstract: Burckhardt’s epistolography presents less known side of great scholar – an astute observer of political reality and a classical critic of modern world culture’s “degenerations”, person with politico-conservative views.Epistolography helps us to know his complicated and ambiguous personality – the humanist and scholar who was sensitive to formal and thematic aspects and at the same time to functions of an ancient art and a contemporary poetry and music. It consists an unique document of intellectual and political atmosphere of some decades of the 19th century.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2843-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2835-7
  • Page Count: 262
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish