Alfred Meusel. Soziologe und Historiker zwischen Bürgertum und Marxismus (1896–1960)
Completed book project
The sociologist and historian Alfred Meusel (1896-1960) belonged to the generation of young intellectuals who had to experience the First World War at the front. In the Weimar Republic he became a well-known sociologist of the second generation after the founding fathers of the discipline, such as Max Weber, Georg Simmel or Ferdinand Tönnies. At the age of 30 he became Professor in Aachen. In 1933 he was forced to emigrate. In England he applied in vain for a position at a university. After his return to Berlin, however, he was the first Marxist to be appointed to a chair in modern history at a German university. At Humboldt University and as director of the Museum of German History, he became a prominent, if partially controversial historian in the early years of the GDR.
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin, funded the printing of the book.
Mario Keßler: Alfred Meusel. Soziologe und Historiker zwischen Bürgertum und Marxismus (1896–1960), Berlin: Karl Dietz Verlag, 2016, 207 S.
Prof. Dr. Mario Keßler
Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History
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