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Author Fichte, Johann Gottlieb, 1762-1814.

Title Fichte : Addresses to the German nation / edited with an introduction and notes by Gregory Moore
Published Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xlv, 202 pages)
Series Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Contents Preliminary remarks and overview -- On the nature of the new education in general -- Description of the new education -- continued -- The principal difference between the Germans and other peoples of Teutonic descent -- Consequences of the difference that has been advanced -- Exposition of German characteristics in history -- A yet deeper understanding of the originality and Germanness of a people -- What a people is in the higher sense of the word and what is love of fatherland -- At what point existing in reality the new national education of the Germans will begin -- Towards a more exact definition of the German national education -- On whom the execution of this plan of education will devolve -- On the means of maintaining ourselves until we achieve our principal purpose -- Continuation of the reflections already begun -- Conclusion of the whole
Summary "This is the first translation of Fichte's Addresses to the German Nation for almost 100 years. The series of fourteen speeches, delivered whilst Berlin was under French occupation after Prussia's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Jena in 1806, is widely regarded as a founding document of German nationalism, celebrated and reviled in equal measure. Fichte's account of the distinctiveness of the German people and his belief in the native superiority of its culture helped to shape German national identity throughout the nineteenth century and beyond. With an extensive introduction that puts Fichte's argument in its intellectual and historical context, this edition brings an important and seminal work to a modern readership. All of the usual series features are provided, including notes for further reading and a chronology."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the German
Print version record
Subject Education and state -- Germany.
National characteristics, German.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1806-1815.
Form Electronic book
Author Moore, Gregory, 1972-
ISBN 0511462905 (electronic bk.)
0511464479 (electronic bk.)
0511465211 (electronic bk.)
9780511462900 (electronic bk.)
9780511464478 (electronic bk.)
9780511465215 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Reden an die deutsche Nation. English