Max Koch (academic)

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Max Koch (22 December 1855 in Munich – 19 December 1931 in Breslau) was a German historian and literary critic.

Biography[edit]

He studied at the University of Munich as a pupil of Michael Bernays, receiving his PhD in 1878. Subsequently, he continued his education in Berlin, London and Paris, and became a docent at the University of Marburg in 1879. He was appointed an assistant professor of literary history at the University of Breslau in 1890, where in 1895 he became a full professor. In 1918 he was named university rector.[1]

Work[edit]

  • Helferich Peter Sturz : nebst einer Abhandlung über die schleswigischen Literaturbriefe mit Benützung handschriftlicher Quellen (Munich, 1879) – Helfrich Peter Sturz : together with a treatise on Schleswig literature letters, etc..
  • Ueber die Beziehungen der englischen Literatur zur deutschen im 18. Jahrhundert (Leipzig, 1883) – On the relationship of English literature for Germans in the 18th century.
  • Shakespeares LebenShakespeare's life.
  • Franz Grillparzer. Eine charakteristik (1891) – On Franz Grillparzer.
  • Nationalität und Nationallitteratur (1891) – Nationality and national literature.
  • Geschichte der deutschen Literatur von den ältesten Zeiten bis zur Gegenwart (1897, with Friedrich Vogt) – History of German literature from the earliest times to the present.
  • Richard Wagner (3 volumes, 1907–18) – Biography of Richard Wagner.

Compilations[edit]

He founded Zeitschrift für vergleichende Literaturgeschichte (Berlin, 1886, later Weimar).[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koch, Max In: Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB). Band 12, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1980, ISBN 3-428-00193-1, S. 272 f.
  2. ^ Meyers Grosses Konversations-Lexikon, Volume 12 edited by Hermann Julius Meyer
  3. ^ Zeitschrift für vergleichende Litteraturgeschichte de.Wikisource

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