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The Resource Carl Schmitt : a biography, Reinhard Mehring ; translated by Daniel Steuer

Carl Schmitt : a biography, Reinhard Mehring ; translated by Daniel Steuer

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Carl Schmitt : a biography
Title
Carl Schmitt
Title remainder
a biography
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Reinhard Mehring ; translated by Daniel Steuer
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Carl Schmitt is one of the most widely read and influential German thinkers of the twentieth century. His fundamental works on friend and enemy, legality and legitimacy, dictatorship, political theology and the concept of the political are read today with great interest by everyone from conservative Catholic theologians to radical political thinkers on the left. In his private life, however, Schmitt was haunted by the demons of his wild anti-Semitism, his self-destructive and compulsive sexuality and his deep-seated resentment against the complacency of bourgeois life. As a young man from a modest background, full of social envy, he succeeded in making his way to the top of the academic discipline of law in Germany through his exceptional intellectual prowess. And yet he never felt at home in the academic establishment and among those of high social standing. In his works, Schmitt unmasked the liberal Rechtsstaat as a constitutional façade and reflected on the legitimacy of dictatorship. When the Nazis seized power Schmitt was susceptible to their ideology. He broke with his Jewish friends, joined the Nazi Party in May 1933 and lent a helping hand to Hitler, thereby becoming deeply entangled with the regime. Schmitt was irrevocably compromised by his role as the 'crown jurist' of the Third Reich. But by 1936 he had already lost his influential position. After the war, he led a secluded life in his home town in the Sauerland and became a key background figure in the intellectual scene of postwar Germany. Reinhard Mehring's outstanding biography is the most comprehensive work available on the life and work of Carl Schmitt. Based on thorough research and using new sources that were previously unavailable, Mehring portrays Schmitt as a Shakespearean figure at the centre of the German catastrophe.--
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individual biography
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Mehring, Reinhard
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non fiction
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Steuer, Daniel
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  • Schmitt, Carl
  • Political scientists
  • Constitutional history
  • Germany
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Carl Schmitt : a biography, Reinhard Mehring ; translated by Daniel Steuer
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Translation of: Carl Schmitt : Aufstieg und Fall
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17587050
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xviii, 749 pages
Isbn
9780745652245
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881205794
Label
Carl Schmitt : a biography, Reinhard Mehring ; translated by Daniel Steuer
Publication
Note
Translation of: Carl Schmitt : Aufstieg und Fall
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.
Control code
FIEb17587050
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xviii, 749 pages
Isbn
9780745652245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881205794

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