German Freedom and the Greek Ideal

The Cultural Tradition from Goethe to Mann
Author(s): 
McGrath, William J.
Author(s): 
Applegate, Celia
Author(s): 
Frontz, Stephanie
ISBN: 
9781137369475
Date published: 
December 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

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.