German Freedom and the Greek Ideal

The Cultural Legacy from Goethe to Mann

  • Authors
  • William J. McGrath
  • Editors
  • Celia Applegate
  • Stephanie Frontz
  • Suzanne Marchand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. William J. McGrath
    Pages 1-11
  3. William J. McGrath
    Pages 131-164
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-236

About this book


This book traces this German idea of freedom from the late Enlightenment through the early twentieth century. McGrath shows how German intellectual and artists invoked the ancient Greeks in order to inspire Germans to cultural renewal and to enrich their understanding of freedom as something deeper and more urgent that political life could offer.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century enlightenment liberty revolution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47497-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36948-2
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