Gerhard Schildt

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Gerhard Schildt giving a lecture in the Braunschweigisches Landesmuseum on June 28, 2014.

Gerhard Schildt (* 1937 in Teterow ) is a German modern historian .


Gerhard Schildt studied history and German at the universities of Freiburg and Marburg . One of his academic teachers was Gerhard Ritter . In November 1964 the doctorate took place in Freiburg. The topic was The North-West Working Group. Studies on the history of the NSDAP 1925/26 . In 1967 Schildt became a publisher's editor. In 1970 he moved to the Technical University of Braunschweig . His main research interests are the social history of the 19th century, the Braunschweig national history and general world history. At the TU , he completed his habilitation in 1983 with the work of day laborers, journeymen, workers.Social history of pre-industrial and industrial workers in Braunschweig, 1830–1880. Until his retirement in 2002 he taught as an adjunct professor in Braunschweig.

Schildt wrote several biographical articles for the Braunschweig Biographical Lexicon , including on the dukes Friedrich Wilhelm , Karl II. And Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand .


  • The North-West Working Group. Studies on the history of the NSDAP 1925/26. Phil. Diss. Ms. Freiburg i. Br. 1964.
  • Europe. Illustrated history of our continent. Fackelverlag, Stuttgart 1975, OCLC 74403946 .
  • Growth and stagnation of social mobility in the 19th and 20th centuries. Considerations on factors promoting and inhibiting mobility. In: Cologne journal for sociology and social psychology. 29, 1977, pp. 702-730.
  • Heinrich the Lion in the historical picture of the 19th and 20th centuries. In: Wolf-Dieter Mohrmann (Hrsg.): Heinrich the lion. Göttingen 1980, pp. 466-489.
  • Who does the castle lion belong to in Braunschweig? (= Work reports from the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig. Volume 46). Braunschweig Municipal Museum, Braunschweig 1984.
  • Day laborers, journeymen, workers. Social history of the pre-industrial and industrial workers in Braunschweig 1830–1880 (= Industrial World. Volume 40). Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 1986, ISBN 3-608-91256-8 .
  • History of Europe. Westermann, Braunschweig 1988, ISBN 3-07-509037-9 .
  • Departure from comfort. Germany in the Biedermeier period 1815–1847. Westermann, Braunschweig 1989, ISBN 3-07-509038-7 .
  • Rural People and Revolution. On the cause of the defeat of the Revolution of 1848 in Prussia. In: History in Science and Education . 43, 1992, pp. 290-302.
  • Women's work in the 19th century (= women in history and society. Volume 27). Centaurus, Pfaffenweiler 1993, ISBN 3-89085-795-7 .
  • The workforce in the 19th and 20th centuries (= Encyclopedia of German History . Volume 36). Oldenbourg, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-486-55012-8 .
  • Braunschweig. The story of an agrarian region. Landbuch, Hannover 1997, ISBN 3-7842-0549-6 .
  • Bismarck. The honorary citizen of the city of Braunschweig in conflict (= small writings of the city archive Braunschweig. Volume 34). Braunschweig Public Library, Braunschweig 1999.
  • together with Horst-Rüdiger Jarck (Ed.): The Braunschweigische Landesgeschichte. A region looking back over the millennia. Appelhans, Braunschweig 2000, ISBN 3-930292-28-9 .
  • On the national differentiation in the modern dynamics of Europe. A quantitative study. In: Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte 13, 2012, pp. 159–189.
  • with Hu Kai: Modern China. 19th and 20th centuries (= Reclams Universal-Bibliothek. Volume 17075). Reclam, Stuttgart 2014, ISBN 978-3-15-017075-5 .


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