August Hennings et sa revue Der Genius der Zeit

Abstract : August Hennings, a danish publicist, published for nine years at the end of the eighteenth century a german monthly review Der Genius der Zeit. As a lutheran, he opposed the roman church, but he was above all against any dogmatism. He thought, man was a barbarian who became human only in society. Freedom and equality were the possibility for everyone to develop his own capacities. Any government had to respect the human rights. The best form of government was the enlightened and absolute monarchy without the aristocracy. Though he defended an entire freedom of the press, he was more divided in his opinion on the freedom of association (political clubs and secret societies). As a liberal, he regarded war as contrary to the economic interests. He was opposed to all coalitions against France and to english politics. The french revolution was caused by a plot of aristocrats. He did not agree with the revolutionary excesses. He laid his hopes on Bonaparte, thinking he would restore peace in Europe, through military victories
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Maria Tardiff. August Hennings et sa revue Der Genius der Zeit. Littératures. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1995. Français. ⟨NNT : 1995METZ008L⟩. ⟨tel-01776163⟩

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