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By Gerald Stourzh

ISBN-10: 0226776360

ISBN-13: 9780226776361

Spanning either the historical past of the fashionable West and his personal 5 - decade trip as a historian, Gerald Stourzh's sweeping new essay assortment covers an analogous breadth of themes that has characterised his occupation - from Benjamin Franklin to Gustav Mahler, from Alexis de Tocqueville to Charles Beard, from the idea of structure in 17th - century England to the idea that of neutrality in 20th - century Austria. This storied profession introduced him within the Fifties from the college of Vienna to the collage of Chicago - of which he attracts a super photograph - and later took him to Berlin and finally again to Austria. one of many few famous students both at domestic with U.S. historical past and the background of primary Europe, Stourzh has trained those geographically different studies and topics with the overarching issues of his scholarly success: the comparative examine of liberal constitutionalism and the fight for equivalent rights on the center of Western notions of unfastened govt. Composed among 1953 and 2005 and together with a brand new autobiographical essay written in particular for this quantity, From Vienna to Chicago and again will pride Stourzh fanatics, allure new admirers, and make a huge contribution to transatlantic background.

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Jahrhundert (Vienna 1990), particularly pp. 10–20. 50. , Probleme der Geschichte Österreichs und ihrer Darstellung (Vienna 1991), pp. 3–27. tr aces of an intellectual journey 23 Fifth: Taking my point of departure from the constitutional postulate of “equal rights,” but also having been aware since 1938 of the experience of discrimination and persecution of people within my social environment, I examined various aspects of the position of the Jewish population of imperial Austria, including the rather special problems of Jewish Diaspora nationalism in the Bukovina, Austria’s easternmost province.

I am happy that the present volume includes a contribution to the fi n de siècle theme, the essay on Gustav Mahler and Karl Kraus (Chapter 10). 29. J. G. A. Pocock, “Virtue and Commerce in the Eighteenth Century,” in Journal of Interdisciplinary History 1 (1972/73), pp. 119–134. Cf. also idem, Virtue, Commerce and History, Cambridge, England 1985, p. 140. 30. Quoted in Gerald Stourzh, Alexander Hamilton and the Meaning of Republican Government (Stanford CA 1970), p. 4. The comparative tradition here symbolized by the names of Harrington and Montesquieu is of course a much wider one, reaching from Aristotle and Machiavelli to Montesquieu and Tocqueville.

Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees, ed. F. B. Kaye, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1924), Vol. 1, pp. 48–49, 51. Franklin owned Mandeville’s work, according to a list in the Mason-Franklin Collection of the Yale University Library. He was introduced to Mandeville during his fi rst stay in London. Writings, Vol. 1, p. 278. reason and power in benjamin fr anklin’s political thought 37 paradoxical Mandeville could offer no salvation for the young Franklin caught on the horns of his own dilemma. Shaftesbury, Mandeville’s bête noire—whose works were already familiar to Franklin—had a more promising solution.

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