From Vienna to Chicago and Back

From Vienna to Chicago and Back

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Spanning both the history of the modern West and his own five-decade journey as a historian, Gerald Stourzha€™s sweeping new essay collection covers the same breadth of topics that has characterized his careera€”from Benjamin Franklin to Gustav Mahler, from Alexis de Tocqueville to Charles Beard, from the notion of constitution in seventeenth-century England to the concept of neutrality in twentieth-century Austria. This storied career brought him in the 1950s from the University of Vienna to the University of Chicagoa€”of which he draws a brilliant picturea€”and later took him to Berlin and eventually back to Austria. One of the few prominent scholars equally at home with U.S. history and the history of central Europe, Stourzh has informed these geographically diverse experiences and subjects with the overarching themes of his scholarly achievement: the comparative study of liberal constitutionalism and the struggle for equal rights at the core of Western notions of free government. Composed between 1953 and 2005 and including a new autobiographical essay written especially for this volume, From Vienna to Chicago and Back will delight Stourzh fans, attract new admirers, and make an important contribution to transatlantic history.Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America Gerald Stourzh ... for whom the word aquot;sem- blableaquot; (often used in the sense of aquot; fellow-being, aquot; aquot;alike human beingaquot;)95 plays an important role in the ... Cf. OC 1(2) , 175: aquot;Ainsi, le meme homme qui est plein da#39;humanitc pour ses semblables quand ceux-ci sont en meme ... 14 (1986), 239-61, particularly 250-51, though I differ from her by critically pointing to Tocquevillea#39;s logical non sequitur, 354 Chapter Fourteen.

Title:From Vienna to Chicago and Back
Author:Gerald Stourzh
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2010-02-15


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