What Killed August von Kotzebue? The Temptations of Virtue and the Political Theology of German Nationalism, 1789–1819*

@article{Williamson2000WhatKA,
  title={What Killed August von Kotzebue? The Temptations of Virtue and the Political Theology of German Nationalism, 1789–1819*},
  author={G. Williamson},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={2000},
  volume={72},
  pages={890 - 943}
}
  • G. Williamson
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
  • Around eleven o’clock, on the morning of March 23, 1819, Karl Sand rang the doorbell of the playwright August von Kotzebue.1 Sand, a student of theology at the University of Jena, had toured Germany for two weeks before arriving in Mannheim that morning. Now, as a maid appeared at the door, Sand announced himself as “Heinrich from Mietau” and asked to see Kotzebue. The maid reported that Kotzebue was unavailable but suggested that Sand return again that afternoon. So he toured the castle… CONTINUE READING
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