By Heather Ellis

Anglo-German Scholarly Networks within the lengthy 19th Century explores the advanced and transferring connections among scientists and students in Britain and Germany from the past due eighteenth century to the interwar years. according to the idea that of the transnational community in either its casual and institutional dimensions, it bargains with the move of information and ideas in various fields and disciplines. moreover, it examines the position which mutual perceptions and stereotypes performed in Anglo-German collaboration. via putting Anglo-German scholarly networks in a much wider spatial and temporal context, the amount bargains new frames of reference which problem the long-standing concentrate on the antagonism and breakdown of relatives prior to and through the 1st global warfare. individuals comprise Rob Boddice, John Davis, Peter Hoeres, Hilary Howes, Gregor Pelger, Pascal Schillings, Angela Schwarz, Tara Windsor.

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Earlier in the eighteenth century, French classical scholarship had been much admired in Britain, arguably more so even than the German achievement in this field; particularly praised were the fluency, elegance and beauty of the most famous French translations of the Greek and Roman classics. 47 However, the remarkable use made of classical ideas, in particular, Roman republicanism, to justify and promote the cause of Jacobinism, 45 46 47 James Moffat Scott, ‘Dornford, Josiah (1762/3–1797)’, rev.

Thus, Francis Randolph, for example, who had previously studied both classics and mathematics at Cambridge, went to Göttingen in 1782, while still a fellow of King’s College, to work under the philosopher and philologist, Jeremias David Reuss.  . (Edinburgh 1791 [1792]) xiv–xv. ). , 13. Gordon M. Stewart, ‘British Students at the University of Göttingen in the Eighteenth Century’, German Life and Letters 33, 1 (1979) 24–41. 46 The Impact of the French Revolution Although detailed statistics are not available, the evidence suggests that Anglo-German scholarly cooperation and collaboration in the field of classical studies increased noticeably in the years following the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789.

Brought in under the long shadow cast by the French Revolution and the continuing fears of domestic Jacobinism, the originators of the new curriculum and examination system determined to restrict undergraduate reading as far as possible to a narrow, traditional and predictable set of classical texts. ), The Classical Tradition (Cambridge, MA 2009) 1–14. For the backlash against the French Revolution among English classical scholars, see Morton J. Frisch, ‘The Classical Attack on the French Revolution’, The Classical Journal 48, 7 (April 1953) 253–256.

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