Engelbert Kaempfers (1651-1716) Beschreibung Seiner Japanreise und IHRE Wirkung im 18. Jahrhundert
Abstract:First of all there will be a short description of the history of printing of the Japanese travel report by Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) and the significance of Wilhelm Christian Dohm (1751-1825) as the editor of the manuscript in the original language. This will be followed by the try to comprehend the outline of the reception of the 18th century text. Here, the controversies concerning the criticism toward religion at that time will be particularly focussed (Bayle, Voltaire, Marquis d'Argens, Lessing, Claudius).
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2000
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