Reflections on History
Almost alone among nineteenth-century historians, Jacob Burckhardt saw the totalitarian direction that history could take. This book (first published in English in 1943 as Force & Freedom) is a guide to the study & comprehension of historical processes. Burckhardt makes a clear distinction between the state & the voluntary activities of society. He focuses on the nature & reciprocal interactions of the state, religion & culture. Gottfried Dietze is a Professor in the Political Science Department at Johns Hopkins University.
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The Three Powers
The Reciprocal Action of the Three Powers
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