By Sally Crawford,Katharina Ulmschneider,Jas' Elsner
From the mid-1930s onwards, Oxford may well adequately be defined as an 'ark of information' of western civilization: a spot the place rules approximately paintings, tradition, and heritage should be rescued, constructed, and disseminated freely. The city's background as a spot of safe haven for scientists who have been sufferers of Nazi oppression is by means of now widely used, however the tale of its position as a sanctuary for cultural historical past, even though no less significant, has bought less attention.
In this quantity, the effect of Oxford as a defend, a gathering aspect, and a centre of concept within the arts and arts in particular is addressed, through taking a look either at those that sought shelter there and stayed, and people whose lives intersected with Oxford at the most important moments earlier than and through the battle. even though now not each nice refugee could be mentioned intimately during this quantity, this learn deals an creation to the original conjunction of position, humans, and time that formed Western intellectual
history, exploring how the assembly of minds enabled through libraries, publishing homes, and the college allowed Oxford's refugee students to have a profound and lasting influence at the improvement of British tradition. Drawing on oral histories, formerly unpublished letters, and data, it illuminates
and interweaves either own and international histories to illustrate how, for a brief interval through the conflict, Oxford introduced jointly many of the maximum minds of the age to turn into the custodians of a very good ecu civilization.
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