BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Der Frühsozialist Thomas Hodgskin und die Anfänge der Germanistik in Großbritannien

    Weber, Alexander (2006) Der Frühsozialist Thomas Hodgskin und die Anfänge der Germanistik in Großbritannien. Internationales Archiv für Sozialgeschichte der deutschen Literatur (IASL) 31 (1), pp. 51-75. ISSN 0340-4528.

    8891.pdf - Published Version of Record

    Download (1MB) | Preview


    Up to now, Thomas Hodgskin (1787–1869) has only been received as a radical-liberal national economist. However, he is also an important education reformer and pioneer of German studies in Great Britain. His travel reports on northern Germany contain observations on the literary daily life of various classes; he gave language instruction and published texts on German literature. In his correspondence with Francis Place, James Mill and Jeremy Bentham, he offered suggestions for a modern education ideal that influenced the founding of the London University College, which established the first German studies professorship in Great Britain. From the outside perspective of a country superior in economic theory and practice, Hodgskin developed approaches for a socio-historical analysis of literature and education in Germany at a time when university German studies were only just taking shape there.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 14:45
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item