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At the Threshold of the Modern Age

Biographies around the Year 1861

Karl König and Simon Blaxland-de Lange

400 pp.  
5½ x 8½

Floris Books


Published:  January 2012


Karl König explores the personal stories of twenty-nine pioneers whose work and experiences helped shape that era. They include artists and writers, social reformers, philosophers and political activists, and scientists. He considers how they responded as individuals to the challenges of the changing world around them. His insights and conclusions are relevant for us today, as we face our own time of change and upheaval.

The biographies include:

  • Helen Keller (1880–1968)
  • Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843)
  • Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)
  • Lou Salomé (1861–1937)
  • Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
  • Charles Darwin (1809–1882)
  • Adolf von Hildebrand (1847–1921)
At the Threshold of the Modern Age is volume 10 in the Karl König Archive series.

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