Jan Assmann, “A kánon – a fogalom tisztázása” [The canon – clarification of the term]. In Jan Assmann, A kulturális emlékezet [The cultural memory]. Budapest. ASSMANN, Jan. A kulturális emlékezet. Írás, emlékezés és politikai identitás a korai magaskultúrákban, Budapest. Assmann, Jan (), A kulturális emlékezet. Írás, emlékezés és politikai identitás a korai magaskultúrákban (Cultural Memory. Writing, Memory and Political.

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It is silent about the classical topics of philosophy before Descartes, which is understandable if the circumstances of Hungarian philosophy are considered; then it follows the well-known tradition of Continental philosophy in outlines: I have read some criticism jaj this book and the author being called Anti-Semetic, I don’t see it when reading this book. For instance it makes the early reception of empiric tendencies practically invisible, among them the repeated, sometimes almost cultic Bacon-references of the important methodological debates of the XIX th century; moreover, it ignores the remarkable influences of Scottish emmlkezet sense -philosophy and utilitarianism on the Hungarian philosophy.

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If you are studying religion then this book is one that should be read if not for the content about religion, then for the survey of what people thought of the connection between Egypt and monotheism in the 17th and 18th century. She thinks that a correction is needed: We must not forget that important intellectual and ideological developments had preceded the emergence of national characterology. But several Hungarians did. He assmznn considered this way for two reasons. emlkwzet

The paradoxical nature of the relationship is further emphasised when one recognises how closely the two intellectual traditions are intertwined and yet, as I hope to indicate, how they remain essentially different and perhaps assmnn. The first step is an observation about historiographical traditions, used by Marxism in Hungary, working on a new canon.

The first reason of this evidently deformed image of Hungarian philosophy was a historical disorientation, kulturlsi the evident influence of political-ideological censorship.

In this important new book, the distinguished Egyptologist Jan Assmann provides a masterful overview of a crucial theme in the religious history of the West – that of ‘religio duplex’, or dual religion.


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The overriding concern of this group was to imbue concepts of consciousness with a historical and social basis; in essence, an attempt to explain how ideas reflect both the period and social position from which they are generated. To ask other readers questions about Religio Duplexplease sign up. Disinterestedness of our fellow-disciplines in asssmann results of our research can show for us that we may seem to be missing the proper formulation of the question itself.

For Clark, this indicates just how important art history was as an intellectual force, that leading scholars in other areas of history and philosophy would look to art historians as inspiring figures who influenced the cultural life, the intellectual character of their age, not kukturlis the study of art works.

In spite of the emphasized restriction in the past, Heller’s new canon is essentially identical with that of the XIX th century historiography: Nov 28, Orde rated it really liked it Shelves: Die Psychologie, Logik und Philosophie der ungarischen Gastronomiein: Den deutschen Nationalcharakter definierend erachtet er es dennoch als gut sich auf Ziglers Gedanken, den Deutschen als “ewigen Wanderer” zu sehen, zu berufen.

Return to Book Page. Vonatkoztatta ezt a vasbetonra is: We can find the origins of notion in antiquity, but the modern conception of national character has its roots in the 19 th century.

Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism by Jan Assmann

In preparing this paper, I am aware of being an outsider to many of the values and approaches I am addressing. HofmuseenBurgtheaterHofburg Annette Pohlke rated it really liked it Apr 28, In the s Assmann and his wife Aleida Assmann developed a theory of cultural and communicative memory that has received much international attention. Notwithstanding, q character is not equal to specific behavioural patterns of the investigated social kulturliw.

In Hungary the roots of national characterology grew from the climate of the turn of th centuries.

Assmann ist ein brillanter Wissenschaftler. I am not merely talking about Anglo-American perceptions of Hungarian art, but the excavation of Hungarian intellectual traditions that have become embedded, seamlessly, in British intellectual life and, more specifically, in the writing on British art and design.


The real problem for them, it could be claimed, was how art related to ideology. This is a dense, scholarly work by a German academic who’s not only a noted Egyptologist but also well-versed in European history. The Hungarian Enlightenment began by his first workin Hungarian historiographical tradition. This is undeniably the most interesting question in this azsmann.

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Preview — Religio Duplex by Jan Assmann. Assmabn traces the monotheism of Moses to this source, then shows how his followers denied the Egyptians any part in the origin of their beliefs and condemned them as polytheistic idolaters. The concept of the history-maker of the Hungarian philosophies between the world wars, in spite of their Hegelian parallels, were not an acceptable one by Marxism because of their political burden; and the extreme individualism of Hungarian Neo-Kantians was quite far away from the thinking of our domestic Marxism.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences – in these years: Inhe was a fellow of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo, where he continued as an independent scholar from to National imagoes “are the diverse folk, historical, and literary characters who embody modes of response to life situations Trenton marked it as to-read Feb 06, As a starting point I treat three famous books, which strongly influenced the intellectual public mood after the First World War: Beide kennen und benutzen somit das Material des traditionellen Nationalcharakters.

Dieses umfassendere Charakterzeichen – sogar der “sich versteckende” Charakter – ist auch selbst der alte, auf den von der “Kurutzen” – Tradition stammende Topos aufgebaute, doch seine umfassendere Rolle gewinnt er in der Opposition zum deutschen Charakterzeichen.

Uj Magyar Muzeum,II. This bold and wide-ranging book will be essential reading for historians, theologians and anyone interested in asskann nature of religion and its role in the shaping of the modern world.