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Dynasty in modern German intellectual history: many concepts, or none?

Gusejnova, Dina ORCID: 0000-0003-1356-9530 (2020) Dynasty in modern German intellectual history: many concepts, or none? Global Intellectual History. ISSN 2380-1883

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Identification Number: 10.1080/23801883.2020.1796235


This article analyses the conceptual use of terms describing dynastic rule in modern German thought. It examines three topics in which the term ‘dynasty’ specifically appears: with reference to the non-European empires, European states, and the future of democracy in Germany around 1918. Looking at a range of key thinkers with Max Weber’s work as a central reference point, it engages with the question why, despite this wide usage, the influential dictionary Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe does not cover any term describing hereditary rule. The conclusion provides a range of possible explanations for the absence.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International History
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
D History General and Old World > DD Germany
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 07:57
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2022 00:00

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