Esperanto: Zamenhofs drøm om verdensfred

Tobias Frej Jeppesen, Niklas Schultze Oreskov, Lars Önnerth & Petros Tobias Petropoulos Draiby

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This paper examines the story behind L. L. Zamenhof and the experiences and influences that can be found in his most famous achievement, Esperanto. The projects aims to establish Zamenhofs Erfarungsraum and the Erwartungshorizont in Esperanto based on the theory of the german historian Reinhart Koselleck. Zamenhofs Erfarungsraum is of clear significance for his later project, Esperanto since it presents the very same problems that Esperantos seeks to solve. The pogroms of Easten Europe, more specifcally the pogrom om Bilaystock, Zamenhofs own city is of crucial significant. The reason that Zamenhof didn’t consider West Europe as a viable option for migration and assimilation, was due to the subtle but nevertheless powerfull anti-semitism, exemplifies by the Dreyfuss-affair.
Even though Zamenhofs Erwartungshorizont was at the very core grounded in personal and a parochial historical phenomon, we nevertheless find a basically universal outlook, in esperanto. This is explained by Zamenhofs cosmopolitan tendencies. He firmly believed humankind was destined to reconcile its differences and come together in a world of peace. Homaranismo is his final thoughts on the future, and establishes, philosophically the idea of worldpeace.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2016
Antal sider46
VejledereJakob Egholm Feldt