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    Introduction: literature and religion in the German-speaking world, 1200 to the present

    Walker, John and Cooper, I. (2019) Introduction: literature and religion in the German-speaking world, 1200 to the present. In: Walker, John and Cooper, I. (eds.) Literature and Religion in the German-Speaking World From 1200 to the Present Day. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108284622.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: The relationship between literature and religion in German is unique in the European tradition. It is essential to the definition of German, Austrian and Swiss cultural identity in both the Protestant and Catholic traditions, and is crucial to our understanding of what has been called the 'special path' of German intellectual life. Offering in-depth essays by leading scholars, Literature and Religion in the German-Speaking World analyses this relationship from the beginnings of vernacular literature in German, via the Reformation, early-modern and Enlightenment periods, to the present day. It shows how such fundamental concepts as 'subjectivity', 'identity' and 'modernity' itself arise from the interrelation between religious and secular modes of understanding, and how this interrelation is inseparable from its expression in literature.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: John Walker
    Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2019 12:26
    Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 05:45
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/26999

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