Rolf Reichardt

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Rolf Reichardt (* 1940 in Kassel ) is a German modern historian, Romance scholar and academic librarian at the Mainz University Library .

From 1961 Reichardt studied history, Romance studies and political science in Marburg, Dijon, Paris and Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate in history in 1969 (dissertation: Reform and revolution at Condorcet. A contribution to the late Enlightenment in France ). In addition, he completed his training as a specialist librarian and from 1971 was a specialist in the academic service of the Mainz University Library. There he organized a collection focus on French research supported by the German Research Foundation: culture, society, regions . He also organized exhibitions on the photo journalism of the French Revolution (1989), on French press caricatures (1992) and on Georg Forster (1994). With Eberhard Schmitt he organized an international conference on the French Revolution in Bamberg in 1979.

From 1996 to 1999 he held lectureships at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen , where he has been honorary professor since 1999. In 1987 he was visiting professor at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme in Paris.

One of Reichardt's research focuses is the French Revolution, particularly under the aspects of cultural and media history, image journalism and historical semantics and contemporary reception in Germany. Since 2008 he has headed the DFG project Lexicon of Revolutionary Iconography .

In 1992 he received the Order of the Palmes académiques and in 2000 the Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Prize .

Fonts (selection)

  • Population and Society of France in the 18th Century: New Ways and Results of Social-Historical Research 1950-1976 , Journal for Historical Research, Volume 4, 1977, pp 154-221
  • On a social history of the French Enlightenment: an essay , Francia, Volume 5, 1977, pp. 231–249
  • The debate about the French Revolution in German new publications , Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, Volume 5, 1978, pp. 70–79
  • More historical understanding through picture illustration? : Critical considerations using the example of the French Revolution , Francia, Volume 13, 1985, pp. 511-523
  • with Eberhard Schmitt : The French Revolution - Change or Continuity? , Journal for Historical Research, Volume 7, 1980, pp. 257-320 (Contribution to the International Bamberger Colloquium on the French Revolution, June 1979)
  • Bastilles in Germany? Social external effects of the French Revolution using the example of the Paris Bastille Tower , in: Ralph Melville u. a. (Ed.): Germany and Europe in the Modern Era: Festschrift for Karl Otmar Freiherr von Aretin for his 65th birthday, Stuttgart 1988, pp. 419–467.
  • with Klaus Herding (Ed.): Die Bildpublizistik der French Revolution , Frankfurt am Main 1989
  • From the political and historical to the socio-cultural interpretation of the French Revolution. German-language literature 1946–1988 , in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 15th year 1989, pp. 115–143
  • with Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Ed.): The Bastille. On the symbolic history of rule and freedom , Frankfurt am Main 1990
  • Problems of the cultural transfer of the French Revolution in German journalism 1789–1799 , in: Holger Böning (Ed.): French Revolution and German Public: Changes in the Press and Everyday Culture at the End of the 18th Century, Munich 1992, pp. 91–146 .
  • French revolutionary culture in Mainz 1792–1801 , in: Klaus Behrens (ed.): The journalism of the Mainz Jacobins and their opponents: Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary proclamations and pamphlets from the time of the Mainz Republic (1792/93): Catalog for the exhibition of the city of Mainz from March 14 to April 18, 1993, Mainz 1993, pp. 11-51.
  • Between Germany and France: Georg Forster as a mediator of the French enlightenment and revolutionary culture , in: Reichardt u. a. (Ed.): Cosmopolitan - Europeans - German - Franks: Georg Forster on the 200th anniversary of his death, Mainz 1994, pp. 225–245.
  • with Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Ed.): Buy beautiful pictures, copperplate engravings ..: Illustrated leaflets and Franco-German cultural transfer 1600–1830 , Mainz 1996
  • with Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Ed.): Cultural transfer in the upheaval of epochs : France - Germany 1770–1815 , 2 volumes, Leipzig 1997 (German-French cultural library 9)
  • The visualized revolution , in: Georg Forster Studies 5, 2000
  • Cockades, trees of freedom, societies: Revolutionary culture on the Rhine 1789–1815 , in: Franz J. Felten (Ed.): France on the Rhine - from the Middle Ages until today, Stuttgart 2009, pp. 85–126.
  • with Christoph Danelzik-Brüggemann (Ed.): Image memory of a world historical event. The tableaux historiques de la Révolution française , Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht 2001
  • The blood of freedom. French Revolution and Democratic Culture . Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 3rd edition 2002, ISBN 3-596-60135-5 .
  • Rolf Reichardt / Hubertus Kohlen: Visualizing the Revolution: Politics and Pictorial Arts in Late Eighteenth-Century France , London 2008

With Eberhard Schmitt he edited a German translation of the Political Writings by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès from 1788 to 1791 (published by Oldenbourg 1975, 2nd edition 1981).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Kürschner, German Scholar Calendar 2009