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Translations, Histories, Enlightenments

William Robertson in Germany, 1760–1795

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. László Kontler
    Pages 1-18
  3. László Kontler
    Pages 95-123
  4. László Kontler
    Pages 125-178
  5. László Kontler
    Pages 179-183
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-261

About this book


Historian and minister William Robertson was a central Scottish Enlightenment figure whose influence reached well beyond the boundaries of the British Isles. In this reception study of Robertson's work, Laszlo Kontler shows how the reception of Robertson's major histories in Germany tests the limits of intellectual transfer through translation.


enlightenment Europe Germany history Scotland

About the authors

László Kontler is a Professor of History at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. His book A History of Hungary (2002) has been published in six languages.

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