At the Threshold of the Modern Age: Biographies Around the Year 1861 (Paperback)

At the Threshold of the Modern Age: Biographies Around the Year 1861 By Karl König, Simon Blaxland de Lange (Translator) Cover Image
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Karl Konig explores the personal stories of the pioneers whose work helped shape the late nineteenth-century.

The late nineteenth-century was an era of contrasts. On the one hand, philosophical materialism was increasing its influence over science. On the other, there was a growing social awareness and quest for spiritual values.

Karl K nig explores the personal stories of twenty-nine pioneers whose work and experiences helped shape that era. They include artists and writers, social reformers, philosophers and political activists, and scientists. He considers how they responded as individuals to the challenges of the changing world around them. His insights and conclusions are relevant for us today, as we face our own time of change and upheaval.

The biographies include Helen Keller (1880-1968), Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Lou Salom (1861-1937), Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Charles Darwin (1809-1882) and Adolf von Hildebrand (1847-1921).

About the Author

Karl Konig (1902-66) was well-known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna. In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, these special education schools for children, and villages for adults with special needs, are now established all over Britain and Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780863158452
ISBN-10: 0863158455
Publisher: Floris Books
Publication Date: January 15th, 2012
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Karl Konig Archive