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From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Gerald Stourzh


Spanning both the history of the modern West and the author's own five-decade journey as a historian, this essay collection covers the same breadth of topics that has characterized his career—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 Chicago—of which he draws a brilliant picture—and later took him to Berlin and eventually back to Austri ... More

Keywords: Benjamin Franklin, Gustav Mahler, Alexis de Tocqueville, Charles Beard, constitution, seventeenth-century England, neutrality, twentieth-century Austria, University of Vienna, University of Chicago

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226776361
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gerald Stourzh, author

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Part I Anglo-American History

Part II Austrian History—Imperial and Republican

Part III The Tocquevillian Moment: From Hierarchical Status to Equal Rights

Part IV On the Human Condition