The Resource Ernst Kantorowicz : a life, Robert E. Lerner

Ernst Kantorowicz : a life, Robert E. Lerner

Label
Ernst Kantorowicz : a life
Title
Ernst Kantorowicz
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Lerner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895-1963), an influential and controversial German-American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the great events and thinkers of his time. A medieval historian whose ideas exerted an influence far beyond his field, he is most famous for two books--a notoriously nationalistic 1927 biography of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and The King's Two Bodies (1957), a classic study of medieval politics. Born into a wealthy Prussian-Jewish family, Kantorowicz fought on the Western Front in World War I, was wounded at Verdun, and earned an Iron Cross; later, he earned an Iron Crescent for service in Anatolia before an affair with a general's mistress led to Kantorowicz being sent home. After the war, he fought against Poles in his native Posen, Spartacists in Berlin, and communists in Munich. An ardent German nationalist during the Weimar period, Kantorowicz became a member of the elitist Stefan George circle, which nurtured a cult of the "Secret Germany." Yet as a professor in Frankfurt after the Nazis came to power, Kantorowicz bravely spoke out against the regime before an overflowing crowd. Narrowly avoiding arrest after Kristallnacht, he fled to England and then the United States, where he joined the faculty at Berkeley, only to be fired in 1950 for refusing to sign an anticommunist "loyalty oath." From there, he "fell up the ladder" to Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, where he stayed until his death. Drawing on many new sources, including numerous interviews and unpublished letters, Robert E. Lerner tells the story of a major intellectual whose life and times were as fascinating as his work
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Robert E
Dewey number
943.0072/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DD86.7.K3
LC item number
L47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kantorowicz, Ernst H.
  • Historians
  • Medievalists
Label
Ernst Kantorowicz : a life, Robert E. Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Old Posen and young Ernst -- "With rifle and gun" -- Fine fever -- Heidelberg -- St. George -- The Castle Hill -- Frederick II -- Center of attention -- Becoming a professional -- Frankfurt -- Year of drama -- Oxford -- "Leisure with dignity" -- Flight -- "Displaced foreign scholar" -- "Without any desire for Europe" -- Laudes regiae -- Fight for employment -- "Hyperborean fields" -- "Scarcely wants to go to Germany" -- "Land of lotus-eaters" -- The fundamental issue -- Advanced study -- The king's two bodies -- "EKa is sick of EKa" -- Last years -- Afterword
Control code
ocn961895221
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 400 pages
Isbn
9780691172828
Lccn
2016961978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)961895221
Label
Ernst Kantorowicz : a life, Robert E. Lerner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Old Posen and young Ernst -- "With rifle and gun" -- Fine fever -- Heidelberg -- St. George -- The Castle Hill -- Frederick II -- Center of attention -- Becoming a professional -- Frankfurt -- Year of drama -- Oxford -- "Leisure with dignity" -- Flight -- "Displaced foreign scholar" -- "Without any desire for Europe" -- Laudes regiae -- Fight for employment -- "Hyperborean fields" -- "Scarcely wants to go to Germany" -- "Land of lotus-eaters" -- The fundamental issue -- Advanced study -- The king's two bodies -- "EKa is sick of EKa" -- Last years -- Afterword
Control code
ocn961895221
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 400 pages
Isbn
9780691172828
Lccn
2016961978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)961895221

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