Arnold Winkler

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Arnold Georg Winkler (born May 3, 1882 in Vienna ; † October 4, 1969 there ) was an Austrian historian .


After attending grammar school Vienna XIX. studied Winkler from 1901 history, geography, German and Classical Philology, economics and medicine at the University of Vienna and received his doctorate in 1907. From 1907 to 1912 he worked as a teacher at the high school Wien II., from 1912 to 1918 he was Associate Professor of Modern History and Economics at the University of Friborg (Switzerland). From 1914 to 1918 he did military service. From 1920 to 1928 Winkler worked as a stock exchange and bank clerk in Vienna. In 1928 he was appointed associate professor for economic history at the University of World Trade in Vienna. In 1938 he was arrested by SA man Adam Wandruszka . In the same year he was suspended and retired in 1939. In 1945 he was reinstated as a full professor of economic history and retired in 1953.

Fonts (selection)

  • Johann Jakob Wilhelm Heinse : Letters from the Düsseldorf Gemäldegalerie 1776/1777: With a sketch of the German genius, the life and works of Heinse and an overview of the development of basic aesthetic terms in the 18th century. Edited by Arnold Winkler. Schmid, Leipzig / Vienna 1912.
  • The basis of the Habsburg monarchy. Studies on the overall state idea, pragmatic sanction and the question of nationality in the Majorat Austria. Schmid, Vienna 1915.
  • The public opinion. Strache, Vienna 1918.
  • From the workshop of world politics. Insights to understand the new designs. Braumüller, Vienna 1919.
  • Austria and the abolition of monasteries in Aargau: On the history of European politics in the Vormärz (= sources on Aargau history. Series 2, letters and files, vol. 1). 2 parts. Sauerländer, Aarau 1933.
  • The emergence of the “Communist Manifesto”. An investigation, criticism and clarification. Manz, Vienna 1936.
  • Austria's way. The ideal and historical foundations of the state. Manz, Vienna 1936.
  • Austria: History of Austria 1918–1945 - State Disasters and Reconstruction. Two lectures. Müller, Vienna 1946.
  • Basics of politics (= The University. Vol. 7). Humboldt, Vienna 1949.
  • Critique of Science (= The University. Vol. 13). Humboldt, Vienna 1950.
  • Methodology of social and economic history. Österreichischer Bundesverlag, Vienna 1956.


  • Fritz Fellner , Doris A. Corradini (Ed.): Austrian History in the 20th Century. A biographical-bibliographical lexicon (= publications of the Commission for Modern History of Austria. Vol. 99). Böhlau, Vienna 2006, ISBN 3-205-77476-0 , p. 456.

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Melichar : Poisoned atmosphere, dirty tricks ... Conversation with Adam Wandruszka. In: Falter . No. 2, 1988.