HIS416H1: Orientalism and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Hours: 
24S

In 1771, with the translation of the Zend-Avesta by the French Scholar Anquetil-Duperron, a new era opened in German national culture. From the philosophy of Johann Gottfried von Herder to the novels of Thomas Mann, this course analyzes the ways in which German writers defined the substance and place of national culture in their writings about India, Central Asia and the East.

Prerequisite: 

HIS241H1, 242H1/317H1/Y1

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)