Marjet Brolsma explores the Dutch response to the cultural reorientation in Europe after the First World War. She does this by analysing the cultural criticism voiced by the ‘humanitarian movement’, a heterogeneous movement whose adherents shared a strong anti-rationalism, longed for a better and more humane society and wanted to bring about a ‘spiritual revolution’. Brolsma examines this criticism from a transnational perspective.
M. Brolsma: ‘Het humanitaire moment’. Nederlandse intellectuelen, de Eerste Wereldoorlog en de crisis van de Europese beschaving (1914-1930).
Prof. F.W. Boterman
Prof. M.J. Wintle
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