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The Resource Kantorowicz : stories of a historian, Alain Boureau ; translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel ; foreword by Martin Jay

Kantorowicz : stories of a historian, Alain Boureau ; translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel ; foreword by Martin Jay

Label
Kantorowicz : stories of a historian
Title
Kantorowicz
Title remainder
stories of a historian
Statement of responsibility
Alain Boureau ; translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel ; foreword by Martin Jay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Ernst Kantorowicz was a complex figure whose long incident-filled life seemed to embody many of the contradictions of the twentieth century. A Jew from a disputed area between Germany and Poland who fought on the German side in World War I, he first achieved academic success with Frederick II (1927), a work whose language, in Gabrielle Spiegel's words, "often came perilously close to that of the Nazi party" in its desire to see a reconstituted German nation once again dominant on the world stage. Forced to emigrate when the Nazis came to power, Kantorowicz later became embroiled in controversy when, at Berkeley during the McCarthy era, he refused to sign an oath of allegiance designed to identify Communist Party sympathizers. Resigning from Berkeley as a result of the controversy over the loyalty oath, Kantorowicz moved to the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, where he remained for the rest of his life and where he wrote his masterpiece, The King's Two Bodies." "Kantorowicz the historian, however, had no wish to see his own life become a subject of historical study. When he died in 1963, his will directed that all his personal papers be destroyed. Why had a historian so involved in history wished to erase himself from it? In Kantorowicz: Stories of a Historian, Alain Boureau confronts this question by writing a unique work which is as much a speculation on the nature of biography as it is a biographical study. In the absence of personal records, Boureau seeks to get at the interior life of this enigmatic individual through the recourse of "parallel lives" - real-life figures and characters from novels of the time who were faced with similar crises and who shared aspects of upbringing, training, and circumstance." "This nontraditional biography, originally published in France in 1990, appears for the first time in English, translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boureau, Alain
Dewey number
943/.007/2022
Index
no index present
LC call number
DD86.7.K3
LC item number
B6813 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Parallax
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Historians
  • Kantorowicz, Ernst H.
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Kantorowicz : stories of a historian, Alain Boureau ; translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel ; foreword by Martin Jay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-112)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44979576
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 112 pages
Isbn
9780801866234
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00011214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Kantorowicz : stories of a historian, Alain Boureau ; translated by Stephen G. Nichols and Gabrielle M. Spiegel ; foreword by Martin Jay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-112)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44979576
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 112 pages
Isbn
9780801866234
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00011214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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