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The Decline of the German Mandarins: The German Academic Community, 1890-1933

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During the century and a half before 1890, the educated upper middle class in Germany enjoyed immense prestige and influence. This elite group, known as the mandarins, was clearly distinguishable from the entrepreneurial bourgeoisie and the landed aristocracy, and was composed primarily of university professors, government officials, and professionals. 
Mr. Ringer begins his study of this German academic community by tracing the origins of the mandarins and their changing social and political status from the eighteenth century to the crisis of the Wilhemian and  Weimar periods. He then focuses upon German intellectual history , showing that major aspects of the German cultural heritage may be understood as mandarin ideology.

The dust jacket shows shelf-wear on the tail end of the spine and tearing at the top of the back cover. The book itself has slight staining on the bottom paper edges, and fading on the top edge. There are four miscut pages in the middle. The binding is sound and the pages show no fading. 

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Author(s):
Ringer, Fritz K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
231x157x30mm
Edition:
1969
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
528
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
The Decline of the German Mandarins: The German Academic Community, 1890-1933

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During the century and a half before 1890, the educated upper middle class in Germany enjoyed immense prestige and influence. This elite group, known as the mandarins, was clearly distinguishable from the entrepreneurial bourgeoisie and the landed aristocracy, and was composed primarily of university professors, government officials, and professionals. 
Mr. Ringer begins his study of this German academic community by tracing the origins of the mandarins and their changing social and political status from the eighteenth century to the crisis of the Wilhemian and  Weimar periods. He then focuses upon German intellectual history , showing that major aspects of the German cultural heritage may be understood as mandarin ideology.

The dust jacket shows shelf-wear on the tail end of the spine and tearing at the top of the back cover. The book itself has slight staining on the bottom paper edges, and fading on the top edge. There are four miscut pages in the middle. The binding is sound and the pages show no fading. 

Author(s):
Ringer, Fritz K.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
231x157x30mm
Edition:
1969
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
528
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
The Decline of the German Mandarins: The German Academic Community, 1890-1933

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