Social Relations, Shared Practices, and Emotions: Alexander von Humboldt’s Excursion into Literary Classicism and the Challenges to Science around 1800*

@article{Daum2019SocialRS,
  title={Social Relations, Shared Practices, and Emotions: Alexander von Humboldt’s Excursion into Literary Classicism and the Challenges to Science around 1800*},
  author={Andreas W. Daum},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2019},
  volume={91},
  pages={1 - 37}
}
In 1795, Alexander von Humboldt published an allegorical story entitled “Vital Force, or the Rhodian Genius” in Die Horen (The Horae), a journal named after the Greek goddesses of time and seasons. Friedrich Schiller, next to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe the foremost literary figure in the German-language realm, had just founded the periodical. Die Horen brought together some of the best literary and philosophical talents of the era. These writers believed that a new appreciation of classical and… 

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