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Jacob Burckhardt

Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) was one of the greatest historians of the nineteenth century. He was professor of History and the History of Art at the University of Basel from 1858 to 1893, and was a mentor to Friedrich Nietzsche.

Books by the Author

The Greeks and Greek Civilization
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The Greeks and Greek Civilization

Jacob Burckhardt; Edited and with an Introduction by Oswyn Murray; Translated by Sheila Stern
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

In 1872, Jacob Burckhardt, one of the preeminent historians of classical and Renaissance culture, presented this revolutionary work, which portrays ancient Greek culture as an aristocratic world...

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