Heinz-Gerhard Haupt

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Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (2012)

Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (born March 21, 1943 in Göttingen ) is a German historian .


Haupt studied history, political science and Romance studies in Göttingen and Paris as well as at the Free University of Berlin from 1962 to 1972 . In 1972, he was with a thesis on French history doctorate . From 1974 to 1985 he taught as a professor of modern French history at the University of Bremen . From 1985 to 1989, Haupt worked as a historian in Lyon and Paris. From 1989 to 1993 he was Professor of European History at the European University Institute in Florence . In 1993, Haupt was appointed professor for modern history at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg . In 1998 he received a professorship for general history with a special focus on social history at Bielefeld University . In 2003 he was offered a professorship for European history at the European University Institute in Florence, which he held until his retirement.


  • Nationalism and democracy. On the history of the bourgeoisie in France during the Restoration , Frankfurt am Main 1974.
  • with Karin Hausen , The Paris Commune. Success and failure of a revolution , Frankfurt am Main 1979.
  • (Ed.): The radical middle. The way of life and politics of craftsmen and small traders in Germany since 1848 , Munich 1985.
  • Social history of France since 1789 , Frankfurt am Main 1989.
  • with Geoffrey Crossick (Ed.): Die Kleinbürger. A European Social History of the 19th Century , Munich 1998.
  • with Michael Grüttner and Rüdiger Hachtmann (eds.): History and Emancipation. Festschrift for Reinhard Rürup , Frankfurt am Main 1999.
  • with Dieter Langewiesche (Ed.): Nation and Religion in German History , Frankfurt am Main 2002.
  • (Ed.): The end of the guilds. A European comparison , Göttingen 2002.
  • Consumption and trade. Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries , Göttingen 2004.
  • with Dieter Langewiesche (Ed.): Nation and Religion in Europe. Multi-denominational societies in the 19th and 20th centuries , Frankfurt am Main / New York 2004.
  • with Jörg Requate (Ed.): Departure into the future. The 1960s between planning euphoria and cultural change: GDR, CSSR and Federal Republic of Germany in comparison , Göttingen 2004.
  • with Ute Frevert (Ed.): New Political History. Perspectives of historical political research , Frankfurt / New York 2005.
  • with Christoph Gusy (Ed.): Inclusion and Participation , Frankfurt am Main / New York 2005.
  • with Klaus Weinhauer a. Jörg Requate (Ed.): Terrorism in the Federal Republic. Media, State and Subcultures in the 1970s , Frankfurt am Main 2006.
  • with Neithard Bulst and Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey (eds.): Violence in political space. Case analyzes from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century , Frankfurt am Main 2008.
  • with Claudius Torp (ed.): The consumer society in Germany 1890–1990. A manual , Frankfurt am Main 2009.
  • with Jürgen Kocka (Ed.): Comparative and transnational history. Central European approaches and new perspectives , New York 2009.
  • with Wilhelm Heitmeyer , Stefan Malthaner and Andrea Kirschner (eds.): Control of Violence. Historical and International Perspectives on Violence in Modern Societies , New York 2010.
  • Violence and Politics in Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries , Göttingen 2012.
  • History of France , Stuttgart 2014.
  • Classes in the social space. Essays on European social history of the 19th and 20th centuries , ed. by Alexander Nützenadel et al., Göttingen 2018.
  • Challenge the state. Attacks in Europe in the late 19th century , Frankfurt am Main 2019.

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