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Ernst Haeckel: Ausgewählte Briefwechsel, Band 1: Familienkorrespondenz, Februar 1839 bis April 1854 [Selected Correspondence, Volume 1: Family Correspondence, February 1839 to April 1854]

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By: Ernst Haeckel(Author), Roman Göbel(Editor), Gerhard Müller(Editor), Claudia Taszus(Editor)
649 pages, 40 plates with 46 colour illustrations; 30 b/w illustrations
Ernst Haeckel: Ausgewählte Briefwechsel, Band 1: Familienkorrespondenz, Februar 1839 bis April 1854 [Selected Correspondence, Volume 1: Family Correspondence, February 1839 to April 1854]
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Language: German

The zoologist Ernst Haeckel from Jena, Germany, is one of the most important but controversial scientists of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. As an enthusiastic follower of Darwin, he worked on the continuation and popularisation of evolutionary theory and thus became a symbolic figure in the world-view battles of the time.

Haeckel's family correspondence, published for the first time in this volume, contains letters from the period from 1839 to 1854. They give an insight into the liberal protestant milieu of his parents' house, as well as his early botanical collection activity, which Haeckel already pursued on a professional level as a high school student. A special focus of the letters is the detailed information from the three Würzburg study semesters, which not only clearly illustrate Haeckel's unpopular study of medicine, but also show that the academic teachers Albert Kölliker, Franz Leydig, August Schenk and Rudolf Virchow are of special importance for Haeckel's intellectual development.

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Der Jenaer Zoologe Ernst Haeckel zählt zu den bedeutendsten, aber auch umstrittensten Naturwissenschaftlern des ausgehenden 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts. Als begeisterter Anhänger Darwins arbeitete er an der Weiterführung und Popularisierung der Evolutionstheorie und wurde damit zu einer Symbolfigur in den Weltanschauungskämpfen der Zeit.

Die in diesem Band erstmals veröffentlichte Familienkorrespondenz Haeckels enthält Briefe aus dem Zeitraum von 1839 bis 1854. Sie geben Aufschluss über das ihn prägende liberal-protestantische Milieu seines Elternhauses, aber auch über seine frühe botanische Sammeltätigkeit, die Haeckel bereits als Gymnasiast auf professionellem Niveau betrieb. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt der Briefe liegt auf den ausführlichen Mitteilungen aus den drei Würzburger Studiensemestern, die das von Haeckel ungeliebte Studium der Medizin nicht nur anschaulich vergegenwärtigen, sondern auch belegen, dass den akademischen Lehrern Albert Kölliker, Franz Leydig, August Schenk und Rudolf Virchow eine besondere Bedeutung für Haeckels geistige Entwicklung zukam.

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By: Ernst Haeckel(Author), Roman Göbel(Editor), Gerhard Müller(Editor), Claudia Taszus(Editor)
649 pages, 40 plates with 46 colour illustrations; 30 b/w illustrations
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