Making the "inexplicable" understandable: Leopold von Ranke consolidated

  • Christian Müller


Dominik Juhnke tries the impossible and detects the problem early in his biography: Leopold Ranke seems "kaum zu fassen" (p.8), he appears too complex in his personality for any attempt to classify: Whether as a dissatisfied teacher in Frankfurt (Oder), as a "moderner Wissenschaftspionier des 19. Jahrhunderts" or "klischeehafter Eigenbrötler" (ibid.). For the reader Ranke appears at first as a bulky personality whose posthumous legacy would suffocate through its own monumentality (see p. 7). Despite these difficulties, the author succeeds with an interesting approach.

How to Cite
Müller, Christian. “Making the "inexplicable" Understandable: Leopold Von Ranke Consolidated”. KULT_online, no. 46.