»... daß einem leid tut, wie er aufgehört hat, deutsch zu sein«

  • During his American expedition Humboldt grappled intensively with the iniquities of colonialism. In the year 1803, for example, he noted "that the idea of a colony is itself an immoral idea, this idea of a land which is obliged to pay dues to another country." The colonial powers, wrote Humboldt, support intolerance, repression and slavery. However, he did not express his criticism in public during the expedition but entrusted it only to good friends and his diary. The lecture treats Humboldt's political stance during the expedition, based on human rights and his communicative role as a research traveller who, having returned to Europe, made his criticism public. Central to the lecture are examples of Humboldt's criticism of representatives of the colonial system. These make clear which important impulses the researcher gave to the independence movement and to the politicians of the young American states.

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Author details:Ottmar EtteORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-34795
DOI:https://doi.org/10.18443/28
ISSN:2568-3543
ISSN:1617-5239
Title of parent work (German):HIN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz ; international review for Humboldtian studies
Subtitle (German):Alexander von Humboldt, Preußen und Amerika
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publishing:Potsdam
Publication type:Article
Language:German
Publication year:2002
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Publishing institution:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Release date:2009/08/31
Tag:1799-1804; Kosmopolit; Weltbürger
Volume:III
Issue:4
Number of pages:21
First page:97
Last Page:117
Source:HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz, III (2002) 4
RVK - Regensburg classification:GK 4953, NU 5089, WB 3187, RT 10026, RB 10032
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Romanistik
DDC classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 50 Naturwissenschaften / 509 Histor., geogr., personenbezogene Behandlung
9 Geschichte und Geografie / 91 Geografie, Reisen / 911 Historische Geografie
Collection(s):Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / HiN : Alexander von Humboldt im Netz ; International Review for Humboldtian Studies, ISSN 1617-5239 / HiN III, 4 (2002)
Peer review:Referiert
Publishing method:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
License (German):License LogoCC BY-NC - Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, 4.0 International
External remark:The original publication is available at
https://doi.org/10.18443/28
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