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By Theodor Mommsen

ISBN-10: 0415206472

ISBN-13: 9780415206471

One megastar out of necessity. Mommsen by no means could have sought after this fabric to determine the sunshine of day. This publication is abstracted and redacted from type notes of scholars taking a process his at the the background of the Roman Empire!! Mommsen in particular declined to jot down a publication at the Roman Empire. He wrote vols. 1-3 and vol. five of what he known as "Roman History." vol. four was once so synthetic and Mommsen's identify connected to it truly is an insult to at least one of the best if now not the best historian of his time. It additionally offers the reader with totally no info that's not much better coated in other places.

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The political links with Britain via Hanover, and the commercial links via Hamburg, made English the medium through which liberal ideas influenced north-west Germany. Mommsen’s mother, Sophie Krumbhaar (1792–1855), came from Altona, a suburb of Hamburg although within the Duchy of Holstein. Between October 1834 and April 1838, Mommsen and his brother Tycho were sent for their only formal schooling to the Gymnasium Christianeum at Altona, founded by the Danish King Christian VI in 1738, and which after the incorporation of Kiel in the Danish realm in 1773 functioned as a feeder college for the university at Kiel.

Mommsen saw the late formation of the Alamannic federation as an attempt to bring about German unity. II, 141]. III, 155]. In his 1886 lectures he expounded what he had described in 1877163 as the ‘peculiar curse’ of the German nation, the extreme contradictions in their political views that aroused in him ‘blazing fury’ and ‘burning shame’. He set a ‘peculiar blessing’ against this ‘peculiar curse’, referring, in 1877, to such individuals as Frederick the Great. 5. ’164 These words are even truer today, and are the primary reason for deciding to produce this edition.

He set a ‘peculiar blessing’ against this ‘peculiar curse’, referring, in 1877, to such individuals as Frederick the Great. 5. ’164 These words are even truer today, and are the primary reason for deciding to produce this edition. Even Wilamowitz165 thought that the principal interest in publication of the lecture notes revolved around the insight they would provide into Mommsen’s own ‘historical development…. If publication is to take place, then so too must a meticulous examination and editing; and even the quotations will have to be checked’.

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