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  Theodor Mommsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the revolution of 1848, Mommsen was a correspondent in Rendsburg and became professor of law in the same year at the University of Leipzig.
In 1858 Mommsen was called to the Academy of Sciences in Berlin and also became professor of Roman History at the University of Berlin in 1861, where he held lectures up to 1887.
Mommsen was a delegate to the Prussian Landtag in 1863 - 1866 and again in 1873 - 1879, and delegate to the Reichstag in 1881 - 1884, at first for the liberal (German Progress Party (Deutsche Fortschrittspartei), later for the National Liberal Party (Nationalliberalen), and finally for the Secessionists.
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 Theodor Mommsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Theodor Mommsen (30 November 1817 - 1 November, 1903) was a German classical scholar and historian, generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century.
Mommsen was a delegate to the Prussian Landtag in 1863 - 1866 and again in 1873 - 1879, and delegate to the Reichstag in 1881 - 1884, at first for the liberal 'Deutsche Fortschrittspartei' (Germann Progressive Party), later for the 'Nationalliberalen' (National Liberals), and finally for the Secessionists.
Regarding social policies Mommsen had a disagreement with Bismarck in 1881, concerning the question, whether Jews could be Germans with equal rights, in 1879/80 with his colleague Heinrich von Treitschke (the so-called 'Berliner Antisemitismusstreitstreit').
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Wolfgang Mommsen, 73, historian
BERLIN -- Wolfgang Mommsen, a historian who chronicled Germany's imperial past and took part in a historians' battle over whether the Nazis' crimes were unique, died Wednesday, apparently of a heart attack, while swimming in the Baltic Sea.
Mommsen and his twin brother, Hans, also a well-known historian, were in a rival camp of academics who criticized what they saw as historical revisionism.
Mommsen was born Nov. 5, 1930, in Marburg.
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 Theodor Mommsen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He was born in, Schleswig, at the time part of the Danish monarchy, grew up in and attended school in Altona.
Mommsen had 16 children with his wife Marie (daughter of the editor from Leipzig), some of which died while still very young.
Mommsen was a delegate to the Prussian Landtag in 1863 - 1866 and again in 1873 - 1879, and delegate to the Reichstag in 1881 - 1884, at first for the liberal 'Deutsche Fortschrittspartei' (), later for the 'Nationalliberalen' (National Liberals), and finally for the Secessionists.
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 Mommsen's Roman History
Mommsen was the first to consider the crisis of the final century of the republic, beginning in the time of the Gracchi, as the Roman revolution.
Mommsen considered the Augustan Principate to be a dyarchy, a joint rule of Princeps and senate, under which the Princeps administered one part of the Empire, and the senate the other.
Mommsen's friendly feelings towards England do not have to be connected with his equally negative attitude to the Irish: one would not expect that lack of sympathy for Ireland from a liberal who took national self-determination as a natural right.
www.dur.ac.uk /Classics/histos/1997/wiedemann.html   (4908 words)

 Mommsen, Theodor
Within the next several decades Mommsen made the corpus of Latin inscriptions into a source work that was essential in complementing the one-sidedly literary tradition and that, for the first time, made a comprehensive understanding of life in the ancient world possible.
In Mommsen's view it was important that the ancients should come down to earth from the Olympian heights upon which they appeared to the mass of the public.
When, several decades later, in Berlin, Mommsen set out to complete his history, he abandoned the idea of writing the fourth volume, which was to contain the history of the emperors, because he felt that he would not be capable of writing it in the same brilliant style as his history of the republic.
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 Roman Emperors - DIR hadrian
Mommsen was the first to effectively combine the mastery of the tradition of literary history and the archaeological skills of a great epigraphist.
Mommsen's opinion of Hadrian is indicative of his opinion of the entire period, though Hadrian (as was cited before) is held in higher esteem as an administrator than are his colleagues.
Gregorovius is in the vein of Gibbon, not Mommsen, and while he mentions the new documentary evidence produced by the "ceaseless researches of science,"[[44]] he is either unwilling or incapable of employing it to any great extent in his narrative.
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 Theodor Mommsen
Mommsen produced an enormous quantity of texts - there are over 1 000 entries in the bibliography of his writings compiled by Karl Zangemeister and Emil Jacobs in 1905.
Mommsen was devoted to scientific research and his profound knowledge of auxiliary science in historical studies was unique.
Mommsen's first three volumes of The History of Rome, written in vigorous and lively style, spanned the Roman republic from its origins to 46 B.C. The work brought Mommsen acclaim throughout Europe, but he was also accused of "journalism": turning the real state of affairs upside-down.
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 Theodor Mommsen Biography / Biography of Theodor Mommsen Biography Biography
Theodor Mommsen, the son of a poor but scholarly Protestant minister, was born at Garding in the duchy of Schleswig on Nov. 30, 1817.
Mommsen was much influenced by the lectures of Otto John and by the writings of Friedrich Karl von Savigny; his interests became focused on the classical world, and he wrote his dissertation on Roman associations and made a study of Roman tribes.
Mommsen died at Charlottenburg, a suburb of Berlin, on Nov. 1, 1903.
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 Biography of Theodor Mommsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mommsen saw himself, however, primarily as a jurist and philologist, whose task it was to bring to light the objective testimony of classical antiquity and to ‘put these archives of the past into order’.
In addition to his many scientific works, Mommsen gained a seat in the Prussian parliament from 1863-66 for the ‘Fortschritt’ (‘Progressive’) Party, then from 1873-79 for the ‘Nationalliberalen’ (National Liberals’;), and then from 1881-84 he was a representative in the Reichstag for the ‘Sexession’, a group which had broken away from the National Liberals.
Mommsen’s political opinions which he gave with polemic sharpness were increasingly well received from the late 1870s (as for example with Bismarck after he broke away from the Liberals and during the dispute about anti-Semitism in Berlin) on the basis of his reputation as a world famous researcher.
www.geschichte.hu-berlin.de /ifg/galerie/texte/mommsene.htm   (512 words)

 AllRefer.com - Theodor Mommsen (Historians, European, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mommsen's work, an unmatched re-creation of Roman society and culture, is based largely on his study of ancient coins, inscriptions, and literature.
Mommsen also wrote authoritatively on Roman law, notably in ROmisches Staatsrecht (3 vol., 1871–76) and ROmisches Strafrecht (1899), and on archaeology.
Mommsen received the 1902 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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 Rebenich: on Heuss: Theodor Mommsen und das 19. Jahrhundert
It is due to Heuss that all attempts made by contemporaries and biographers to marginalize or minimize Mommsen's political statements (and outbursts) are cogently rejected once for all[7].
Mommsen is thus represented as paradigm, indeed as perfect personification of the German bourgeoisie in the 19th century, tormented with deep political frustrations and combining firm belief in scientific progress and historical cognition with persevering zest for work and assiduous sense of duty.
Heuss surely underestimated the importance of Mommsen's unpublished correspondence for reconstructing the latter's scholarly and especially political acitivities[9], as for instance Mommsen's exchange of letters with the theologian Adolf Harnack proves[10].
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 HistorikerGalerie: Theodor Mommsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mommsen stammte aus einem Pfarrhaus in Garding (Südschleswig).
Mommsen ist einer breiten Öffentlichkeit durch seine "Römische Geschichte" (1852-54, 1885) ein Begriff geworden, die in einer bewußt modernisierenden Weise die politischen und sozialen Fragen der eigenen Gegenwart reflektierte.
Mommsen verstand sich jedoch primär als Jurist und Philologe, dessen Aufgabe es war, die objektiven Zeugnisse der Antike ans Licht zu holen und diese "Archive der Vergangenheit zu ordnen".
www.geschichte.hu-berlin.de /ifg/galerie/texte/mommsen.htm   (334 words)

 Theodor Mommsen: Römische Geschichte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mommsen vertrat seit seiner Jugend liberale Ansichten und geriet durch sein politisches Engagement mehrfach in Konflikte mit den herrschenden politischen Kräften.
Mommsens Römische Geschichte entstand in den wichtigsten Teilen bereits Mitte der fünfziger Jahre: Drei Bände erschienen in Leipzig zwischen 1854 und 1856, ein fünfter Band kam 1885 heraus, ein vierter Band blieb ungeschrieben.
Mommsen spricht dann warnend von jenen „entsetzlichen Barbareien der Zivilisation, wo die Gesittung plötzlich das Steuerruder verliert und die nackte Gemeinheit vor uns hintritt, gleichsam um zu warnen vor dem kindischen Glauben, als vermöge die Zivilisation aus der Menschennatur die Bestialität auszuwurzeln”.
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 Amazon.com: Books: A History of Rome Under the Emperors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Theodor Mommsen (1818^-1903), a great German historian, never completed his projected four-volume history of Rome; the manuscript for the final volume, covering the period from the fall of the republic to the collapse of imperial authority in the west, was destroyed by fire in 1880.
Mommsen clearly and publicly stated his discomfort with writing a book about the Imperial Period, for a number of reasons recorded in the introduction by Demandt.
The historical truth is that Mommsen went on to write a V volume of the History of Rome, concerning the Roman provinces, but he never wrote the one about the emperors.
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 ommsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen, born 1817, died 1903, was the greatest classical historian of the 19th century, was born in town Garding in Schleswig in Germany, as the son of a Protestant minister.
Mommsen's many of 900 writings revolutionized the study of Roman history.
Mommsens Portrait by Franz Lenbach (1836-1904) by 1897.
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 Guardian | Wolfgang Mommsen
The historian Wolfgang Mommsen, who has died of a heart attack while bathing in the Baltic Sea at the age of 73, was a leading member of a remarkable generation of liberal and left-leaning historians who championed a more critical attitude to the German past from the 1960s onwards.
He came from a famous family of scholars: his great-grandfather was Theodor Mommsen, a leading late 19th-century liberal and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature for his trilogy on the history of ancient Rome.
On their simultaneous retirement in 1996, the Mommsen twins spoke jointly at a seminars in London and Cambridge: their mutual competitiveness had not diminished with time, and it was almost impossible for other participants to get a word in edgeways as each launched into a string of criticisms of the other's paper.
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 The Mommsen Foundation - Founders
Born in 1907 in Leipzig (Germany), Momme Mommsen first became a musician and pursued a career as a conductor of operas and concerts for twelve years in Dortmund, Trier, Ulm, Wuppertal, and Berlin.
As Mommsen points out, Goethe the entire man and all of his works have now become important, and we want to be informed about their genesis as well...It is gratifying to have completeness and to have all of Goethe's own references assembled.
As West Berliners living in the American Sector of Berlin, the Mommsens were cut off from their position at the Academy of Sciences and from the sources of their Goethe research in Weimar (GDR) for almost 30 years.
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 Theodor Mommsen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Geboren wurde Mommsen an der schleswig-holsteinischen Westküste auf der Halbinsel Eiderstedt in der kleinen Stadt Garding.
Mommsen in seinem Arbeitszimmer mit einer Büste seine "Lieblingshelden" in der Geschichte: Caesar
In seinem Testament von 1899 schrieb er verbittert: "In meinem innersten Wesen, und ich meine mit dem Besten was in mir ist, bin ich stets ein 'animal politicum' gewesen und wünschte ein Bürger zu sein.
www.geschichte.schleswig-holstein.de /vonabisz/theodor_mommsen.htm   (1468 words)

 Theodor Mommsen - Biography
Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903), the greatest classical historian of the nineteenth century, was born in Garding, Schleswig, the son of a Protestant minister.
Mommsen's many writings - a bibliography up to 1887 lists over 900 items - revolutionized the study of Roman history.
Mommsen's books on Roman coinage and on Roman constitutional and criminal law are still classics in their fields.
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 Theodor Mommsen
Theodor Mommsen, the son of a Protestant minister, was born in Garding, Schleswig-Holstein, on 30th November, 1817.
In 1852 Mommsen was appointed as Professor of Roman Law at Zurich.
Mommsen was an expert on Roman inscriptions and this laid the foundations for a study of Roman government, administration, economics and finance.
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 Mommsen, Theodor --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Mommsen critically examined hitherto unquestioned traditions and rejected the attitude of the Enlightenment, which had idealized the...
The recipient of the 1902 Nobel prize for literature, Theodor Mommsen was best known for his monumental ‘History of Rome' (1854–56, 1885).
Born in Garding, Schleswig, he studied at the University of Kiel and in Italy and was active in politics and journalism in Germany during the 1840s.
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 GI - Kulturchronik 2/00/e - Hans Mommsen, Professor of Contemporary History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The study by Mommsen and Grieger supplies shocking proof of something that hitherto was at most conjectured :the relative efficiency of the German armaments industry was achieved at the cost of enormous devastation of human labour.
Among Hans Mommsen’s many works on contemporary German history this detailed depiction of the VW works’ multiple involvement in the Nazi terror system certainly assumes the status of a magnum opus.
His father was historian Wilhelm Mommsen (d.1966) and his great-grandfather Theodor Mommsen, scholar of classical antiquity whose "Roman History" led to the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902.
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