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Aesthetic Fundamentalism in Weimar Poetry: Stefan George and his Circle, 1918–1933

Martin A. Ruehl

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter takes a historical journey into the George-Kreis or George Circle, the mysterious coterie of followers that surrounded the poet and political visionary Stefan George. His many acolytes ... More


Sacred Kingship and Political Fiction: Ernst Kantorowicz, Carl Schmitt, Ernst Cassirer, and Walter Benjamin

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Ernst Kantorowicz’s history of political theology in The King’s Two Bodies in relation to the work of Carl Schmitt on the one hand and Ernst Cassirer on the other. It proposes ... More


In the Master’s Circle (II): Ernst Kantorowicz

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 3 traces the idea of the ‘New Reich’ in the early work of George’s disciple Ernst Kantorowicz, and re-examines his later landmark study of The King’s Two Bodies (1957) in its Georgean ... More


Old Posen and Young Ernst

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the family and early life of Ernst Kantorowicz. Born in 1895, Kantorowicz was the youngest of three siblings. His parents believed that teaching him English was essential, based ... More


The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Victoria Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a book about the neglected dialogue between several influential twentieth-century theorists of political theology and early modern texts. It focuses on Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Ernst ... More


The Castle Hill

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Ernst Kantorowicz's move to the castle hill, which ushered in a new phase in his life. The ruined Renaissance castle loomed on a hill overlooking Heidelberg from a height of ... More


Frederick II

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the success of Ernst Kantorowicz's biography of emperor Frederick II, Kaiser Friedrich der Zweite, which was published at the end of March 1927 with an initial run of 2,600 ... More


Frankfurt

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Ernst Kantorowicz's life in Frankfurt. He moved to the city on the first day of April 1931 to assume his new duties as a history professor at the university. During his first ... More


Year of Drama

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Ernst Kantorowicz's life after the Nazis took power in Germany in the winter of 1933. His situation as a Jewish professor became precarious. In Frankfurt, the Nazis moved to take ... More


“Leisure with Dignity”

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Ernst Kantorowicz's life in 1937. Among these is the publication of his essay entitled “The Return of Learned Reclusiveness in the Middle Ages.” The piece did not ... More


Center of Attention

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events following the publication of Ernst Kantorowicz's Kaiser Friedrich der Zweite. The book's success made Ernst a man of profile, much like a character in a novel. Sometime ... More


Fight for Employment

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Ernst Kantorowicz's struggle for employment at Berkeley from the winter of 1939 until the spring of 1945. For three successive academic years he faced unemployment until he was ... More


The King’s Two Bodies

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0025
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Ernst Kantorowicz's masterpiece, The King's Two Bodies. The composition of The King's Two Bodies extended from 1945 to 1955, a time when Kantorowicz was at the peak of his ... More


Political Theologies of the Corpus Mysticum: Schmitt, Kantorowicz, and de Lubac

Jennifer Rust

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter anatomizes the concept of the mystical body in the writings of Schmitt, Kantorowicz, and the modern Jesuit theologian Henri de Lubac. It demonstrates that Kantorowicz uses the lateral ... More


Introduction

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the life and work of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963). Kantorowicz is considered one of the most influential of all medieval historians, if not the most ... More


Flight

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Ernst Kantorowicz's departure from Germany and arrival in the United States. On the night of November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed their fury against Jews in “the night of broken ... More


“Land of Lotus-Eaters”

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in the four years from June 1945 until June 1949, which were probably the happiest in Ernst Kantorowicz's life. He considered himself to be in a “land of lotus-eaters.” ... More


Advanced Study

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0024
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details events in Ernst Kantorowicz's life after being fired from Berkeley. He eventually secured a permanent position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. From the start, ... More


“EKa Is Sick of EKa”

Robert E. Lerner

in Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.003.0026
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details Ernst Kantorowicz's obsession about youth and the effects of aging. In 1926 he wrote to Wilhelm Stein that he knew well of the “crisis of the thirty-year-old.” In 1939, he ... More


Ernst Kantorowicz: A Life

Robert E. Lerner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183022
eISBN:
9781400882922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is the first complete biography of Ernst Kantorowicz (1895–1963), an influential and controversial German– American intellectual whose colorful and dramatic life intersected with many of the ... More


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