Georg Busolt

His Career in his Letters
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Juni 1990
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 232 Seiten
978-90-04-09225-9 (ISBN)
Specialists in classical antiquity, philology and history of scholarship.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 239 mm
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  • Breite: 161 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 490 gr
978-90-04-09225-9 (9789004092259)
9004092250 (9004092250)
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Mortimer Chambers obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University. Publications: Aristotelis Athenaion Politeia (Greek text in Bibliotheca Teubneriana, Leipzig 1986); articles in classical journals.
This book is a study of Georg Busolt (1850-1920), a noted German historian of classical Greece. The treatment is based on a collection of his own letters, mainly written to other scholars.
Over 100 letters from Busolt to others are collected and edited here. Each letter, in the original German, is pre- sented with commentary and the whole is woven into a chrono- logical narrative and survey of Busolt's career. There are four chapters (The Busolt Family; Königsberg; Kiel, Göttingen), the last three corresponding to the universities where he studied and taught.
Despite Busolt's eminence and the continued usefulness of his two great handbooks (Griechische Geschichte; Griechische Staatskunde), nothing has ever been written about him. Moreover, the narrative gives a picture of Prussian univer- sities and academic issues during his period - a crucial one for the development of German education - and is thus a con- tribution to the history of scholarship.

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