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Review of Jacob Burckhardt’s Judgments on History and Historians

By |2017-06-16T12:16:59-05:00August 19th, 2010|Categories: Books|Tags: |

Judgments on History and Historians, by Jacob Burckhardt Judgments on History and Historians is a collection of the author’s lecture notes for a history course he taught between 1865 and 1885. First appearing in German in the 1920s under the title Historische Fragmente (Historical Fragments), it was published in English in 1959. This edition by [...]

Review of Jacob Burckhardt’s The Greeks & Greek Civilization

By |2017-06-16T11:53:41-05:00August 15th, 2010|Categories: Books|Tags: |

The Greeks and Greek Civilization, by Jacob Burckhardt Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897), a professor of history at the University of Basel, Switzerland, was one of the great scholars and thinkers of the last century. He is remembered principally for two works which have achieved renown: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, which Lord Acton called [...]

Humane Economy: A Book Review

By |2017-06-15T16:14:55-05:00August 11th, 2010|Categories: Books, Economics, Political Economy, Wilhelm Roepke|Tags: |

A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market, By Wilhelm Röpke, Wilmington, DE: Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1998. 200 pp. Wilhelm Röpke (in some texts spelled “Roepke”), a German economist, taught economics in his homeland until the arrival of Hitler’s regime, at which time he emigrated and after some years settled in Switzerland. During [...]

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