Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Band 9: Briefwechsel Januar 1791 bis Mai 1792

Nr. 2739-2952. Gefördert von der Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung.

Commentary by Walter Jaeschke.
With the assistance of Rebecca Paimann and Konstanze Sommer.
XXVI, 482 p., 2 ill., 17,2 x 24,3 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-2701-3
eISBN 978-3-7728-3447-9
€ 298.–

The thematic focus of this commentary volume is determined by the letters published in volume I,9: The emphasis is on Jacobis critical analysis of the French Revolution, on the preparation of a new volume of his »Miscellaneous Writings«, with the unexpected result of the publication of a new version of his »Allwill«, on his work »Letters on Kant’s Philosophy«, written for Matthias Claudius, and especially on his son’s letters from his journey to Italy and Sicily, together with F. L. zu Stolberg. The commentary provides detailed information on the genesis of Jacobi’s writings and on his sons’s itinerary.


Joachim Whaley, Journal for 18th Century Studies

»The notes are meticulous, including information on names, destinations, buildings and events, often with additional quotations or whole documents from related sources. It is easy to see from this Herculean effort why the volumes have been so slow in coming. It is equally evident, however, that scholars will be for ever grateful to both the editors and the publisher for this monument to German critical editorial scholarship at its very best.«

Joachim Whaley,
Journal for 18th Century Studies
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