Schmidt, Johannes

Rainer, Godel and Johannes Schmidt (eds.): Herder Yearbook 15 (2020)

This year’s volume collects inquiries into Herder’s activities as a reviewer, his view on Homer in comparison to Wolf’s and Humboldt’s, furthermore Herder’s deliberations on a “Neue Mythologie” as well as a contribution on the Älteste Urkunde. Besides two studies elucidating the reception of Herder during the nineteenth century, the yearbook also offers editions of original Herder manuscripts: a letter to Bertuch, a poem, and an outline for a sermon. A report on Herder research in Brazil and four reviews conclude this volume.