Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2018

312 Pages | 14 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9789198376807

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Humboldt and the modern German university

An intellectual history

First Edition

Johan Östling

Lund University Press in association with Manchester University Press

  • Provides a concise overview of the Humboldtian tradition, an essential strand in the development of the modern university system
  • Contains in-depth analyses of the lively postwar German debate about the university
  • Discusses academic ideals and currents in contemporary Europe against a historical background
  • Combines insights from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of knowledge in order to reinterpret the development of the modern research university