Literatur und Sprache in Krisen- und Umbruchzeiten
Edited By Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich, Carlotta von Maltzan and Kathleen Thorpe
"Der Fortschritt überall"? Der Neuruppiner Bilderbogen im Dienste der Aufklärung
Ali Osman Öztürk (Necmettin Erbakan Universität, Konya, Türkei)1
"Der Fortschritt überall"?
Der Neuruppiner Bilderbogen im Dienste der Aufklärung
The colourful Neuruppin Paintings pursued the goal of informing the public about foreign countries, which (due to the colonial policy of the German Empire) attracted the attention and curiosity of more and more people. Following a qualitative approach, this paper looks at the influence of positivist debates on theories of evolution in the late 19th century. It also offers an analysis of how the popular paintings reflected German colonial policy and which images of exotic people they presented.
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