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By Ernst Robert Curtius

Published simply after the second one global battle, European Literature and the Latin heart Ages is a sweeping exploration of the extraordinary continuity of eu literature throughout time and position, from the classical period as much as the early 19th century, and from the Italian peninsula to the British Isles. In what T. S. Eliot known as a "magnificent" publication, Ernst Robert Curtius establishes medieval Latin literature because the important transition among the literature of antiquity and the vernacular literatures of later centuries. the result's not anything lower than a masterful synthesis of eu literature from Homer to Goethe.

European Literature and the Latin heart Ages is a enormous paintings of literary scholarship. In a brand new creation, Colin Burrow presents severe insights into Curtius's existence and ideas and highlights the distinct value of this glorious book.

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The revolution of 1789 and the Napoleonic wars provoked Hegel's Philosophy of History. " The end of the first World War was responsible for the resonance Spengler's Decline of the West found in Germany. Deeper in intent and saturated with the entire yield of German philosophy, theology, and history was Ernst Troeltsch's unfinished work, Der Historismus und seine Probleme (1922). Here the evolution of the modern historical consciousness and its present problems are developed in a manner still unsurpassed.

But their period of dominion was as brief as Islam's was lasting. "Compared with that incursion, what are the attacks of the Germanic peoples, so long resisted and so lacking in force that for centuries they succeeded in entering only the outermost zone of Romania! . While the Germanic peoples had nothing to oppose to the Christianity of the Roman Empire, the Arabs burned with the fire of a new faith. That, and that alone, made them unassimilable. 13 For, in other respects, they had no more prejudices against the culture of the peoples they subdued than had the Germanic peoples.

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