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Author Zarimis, Maria, author

Title Darwin's footprint : cultural perspectives on evolution in Greece (1880-1930s) / Maria Zarimis
Published New York : Central European University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (pages cm)
Series CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine ; Volume VI
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CEU Press studies in the history of medicine ; Volume VI
Summary The book demonstrates that in the late 19th to early 20th centuries Darwinism and associated science strongly influenced celebrated Greek literary writers and other influential intellectuals in various areas such as 'man's place in nature', the nature-nurture controversy, religion, and class, race and gender. In addition, it reveals that many of these individuals were not just dealing with important issues from social, political or philosophical perspectives, as has been the general thought till now, but they were also considering alternative approaches to these issues based on Darwinian and associated biological post-Darwinian ideas. These issues included the Greek race/nation, culture, language and identity; politics and gender equality. There is a focus on the work of Grigorios Xenopoulos as a case study, who wrote prolifically through this period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Xenopoulos, Grēgorios, 1867-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Evolution (Biology) in literature.
Greek literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Greek literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and science.
Natural selection -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse.
LC no. 2014037994
ISBN 9633860776 (hardbound : alk. paper)
9789633860779 (hardbound : alk. paper)