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Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373186-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7318-6
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373865-096
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7386-5
Published: 05 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392507-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9250-7
... Chapter 9  Even the Tools will be Free: Humboldt’s Romantic Technologies John Tresch Humboldt’s Aesthetic Anxiety Alexander von Humboldt’s Cosmos: A Sketch of a...
Published: 01 May 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9410-5
... geográfico de la América septentrional española (1767). x  Illustrations 69  17 Alexander von Humboldt, Oro y plata sacados de las minas de Mégico y acuñados en México desde 1690, hasta 1803 (1822). 70  18 Alexander von Humboldt, Cantidad de Oro y...
Published: 01 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394105-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9410-5
... various travelers discussed below demonstrated and the famous historian William Prescott stated emphatically, there was no need to travel to Mexico for Mexico came to the reader or viewer. alexander von humBoldT Beyond a doubt, the most prominent of early nineteenth...
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By Daniel Fuchs
Published: 09 May 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9411-2
... the beginning and in the middle of my labors, and to the City University Research Foundation for grants during the same periods. The following were venues for trial-run lectures on material for this book: the John F. Kennedy Institute for American Studies, Free University of Berlin; Humboldt...
... projects to the workshop, entitled Savoirs et techniques de l’observatoire, fin XVIIIe–début XX e siècle and De Humboldt à Gaïa: histoire des sciences du système-terre. We thank participants to these projects, espe- cially Jérôme Lamy, Fabian Locher, Stéphane Le Gars, and Arnaud Saint- Martin. We...
Published: 05 November 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376262-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7626-2
... 1 • On Howls and Pitches Chapter One On April 19, 1801, Alexander von Humboldt began his trip up the Magdalena River en route to Bogotá, then the capital of the Viceroyalty of New Granada.1 During this trip he undertook experiments with the horrid...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-089
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
... then Willow Creek [at the Indian Reservation] in the Humboldt Mountains . . . [where] many souls were saved and . . . crippled people were made whole. . . . “Aunt” Fanny Lack . . . was 100 years old, almost totally blind and strug- gled to walk. . . . She asked to receive the Lord and then be...
Published: 05 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392507-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9250-7
... devoted to Alexander von Humboldt’s sug- gestion of creating a public observatory in Berlin, was equally plagued by the idea’s impracticalities. A proper observatory, functional only at night, would be further restricted to the civilized hours of the evening. Given the further complication of...
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By Ellen Kennedy
Published: 08 September 2004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8557-8
... about German political and constitutional theory. Chief among these were the Alexander-von- Humboldt Stiftung, and my hosts at the University of Freiburg, Professor Wilhelm Hennis and Professor Heinrich August Winkler. No one could ask for a more generous patron, or mentors more...
Book Chapter

By Magali M. Carrera
Published: 01 May 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394105-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9410-5
... photography 161 de Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio Conquest of Mexico, with a prelimi- de, 59–60, 63, 124; Humboldt and, nary view of the ancient Mexican 74. See also Gazeta de Literatura de...
Published: 08 August 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9035-0
... Humboldt University in Berlin, with a focus on economic history and international management. He is currently a doctoral candidate in cultural studies at Humboldt and is writing a dissertation on the history of branding in Germany. He also has his own brand consulting firm in Berlin. Rainer Gries...
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
... Institute for Philosophy at the Humboldt University (Berlin). He is the au• thor of Heideggers Uberlieferungsgeschick, Carl Schmitt zur Einfiihrung. Chantal Mouff"e (Licence en Philosophie, Louvain; M.A. Essex, 1974) is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University...
... Science Research Council, the Alexander von Humboldt Founda- tion, the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0202017, the University of Michigan Sociology Department and Rackham Graduate School, and the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Human Development, and Education...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387503-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8750-3
... begun to dissolve. The German baron Alexander von Humboldt journeyed across America about twenty years after the rebellion of Túpac Amaru. From the north- ern extreme of the viceroyalty, Humboldt made his way to Lima, remain- ing for several days. There, the renowned biologist and traveler spoke...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398066-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9806-6
... from his early experiences with the raw powers of nature in the diverse environments of North and South America. Like Church, Alexander von Humboldt was fascinated by the diversity of lifeforms and the ruggedness of their terrain in South America. In 1799 he began a five-year...
Published: 05 November 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376262-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7626-2
.... Arias de Greiff, Jorge. 1969. “El diario inédito de Humboldt.”Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas y Naturaleza 13 (51): 393–402. Arocha, Jaime. 2004. Utopía para los excluidos: El multiculturalismo en Africa y América Latina. Bogotá: Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Colecció ces...
Published: 28 July 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385608-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8560-8
..., 2). Certainly, a much more liberal figure than Hegel is Wilhelm von Hum- boldt, who constantly calls for reducing the role of the State to a mini- mum. Humboldt emphasizes the ‘‘limits’’ of the State’s sphere of influ- ence, and therefore considers ‘‘public education, imposed or directed by the...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-088
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
... . . . exciting and soul-satisfying. I shall never forget the miraculous events in Eureka and then Willow Creek [at the Indian Reservation] in the Humboldt Mountains . . . [where] many souls were saved and . . . crippled people were made whole. . . . “Aunt” Fanny Lack . . . was 100 years old, almost...