Johann Gustav Droysen was born in Treptow on the river Rega in Pomerania on 6th July and grew up in modest circumstances due to the early death of. This chapter is an analysis of the historics of Johann Gustav Droysen. It considers several issues arising from his historics: the concept of historical explanation. Droysen sought to exploit, for practical political effect, a vision of history as an integral, progressive, and fathomable continuum, and hence in his writings.

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This, like all Droysen’s work, shows a strongly marked individuality, and a penchant of tracing the manner in which important dynamic forces worked themselves out in history.

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If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. Droysen followed the biography of Alexander with other works dealing with Alexander’s Greek successorspublished under the title of Geschichte des Hellenismus Hamburg—in which he created the term ” Hellenistic ” to refer to the period between Alexander’s conquests and the emergence of the Roman Empire.

Droysen returned to Berlin inteaching at the university until the end of his life.

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The Historics of Johann Gustav Droysen

Philosophy of History in Philosophy of Social Science categorize this paper. Low to High Price: Kerstin Nees Key word: Felix Gilbert – – R. Out of Print–Limited Availability. It is argued that Droysen, not Dilthey, is the true father of the method of historical understanding or Verstehen.


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Droysen insisted against Ranke that history is not something “out there” that can be dispassionately and scientifically analyzed but is man’s ontological ground. During these years Droysen studied classical antiquity; he published a translation of Aeschylus in and a paraphrase of Aristophanes —[8] but the work by which he made himself known as a historian was his Geschichte Alexanders des Grossen History of Alexander the Great ; Berlin, and other editionsa book that long remained the best work on Alexander the Great.

Droysen was one of the first members to retire from the Frankfurt Parliament after King Frederick William IV of Prussia refused the imperial crown in