Authority Not Majority

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Virtually unknown apart from specialist scholars, Friedrich Julius Stahl was a leading German philosopher, professor of constitutional law, and statesman in 19th century Germany. His Christian political philosophy both impacted practical politics in a time of upheaval in Germany (around and after 1848), and influenced anti-revolutionary thinkers of subsequent generations. His work is a monument to a Germany that was overwhelmed and subsumed by the Bismarck revolution, which substituted Realpolitik for Christian tradition. His biography in English is long overdue.
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WordBridge Publishing
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Published on
Dec 31, 2007
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Pages
148
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ISBN
9789076660042
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Language
English
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Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Law / Constitutional
Philosophy / Political
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