Non-Fiction Books:

Humboldt and the Modern German University

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Humboldt and the Modern German University

An Intellectual History



Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Humboldt and the Modern German University by Johan OEstling
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order


This book is about the idea of the university in modern Germany. Its primary focus is how the Humboldtian tradition was transformed and how it gave direction to debates around higher education. By combining approaches from intellectual history, conceptual history and the history of knowledge, the study investigates the ways in which Humboldt's ideas have been appropriated for various purposes in different historical contexts and epochs. Ultimately, it shows that Humboldt's ideals are not timeless - they are historical phenomena and have always been determined by the predicaments and issues of the day. Nevertheless, many of the key concepts and fundamental ideas have endured throughout the twentieth century, though they have been interpreted in different ways. -- .

Author Biography

Johan OEstling is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in History at Lund University, Sweden -- .
Release date Australia
April 3rd, 2018
Country of Publication
14 black & white illustrations
Lund University Press,Sweden
Product ID

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...