Michael Stahl (ancient historian)

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Michael Stahl (born May 18, 1948 in Rastatt ) is a German ancient historian .

Michael Stahl Anno 2018


Michael Stahl studied at the University of Freiburg and the Free University of Berlin . He was born in 1975 with a thesis on Imperial Rule and Provincial City. Structural problems of the Roman Empire organization in the 1st – 3rd centuries PhD at the Technical University of Berlin in the 18th century . In 1984 he completed his habilitation with the thesis Aristocrats and Tyrants in archaic Athens. Investigations into tradition, social structure and the formation of the state . In 1986 Stahl became professor at the Georg-August University in Göttingen , and from 1991 to 2011 he was professor of ancient history at the Institute for History at the Technical University of Darmstadt .

Stahl is primarily concerned with Greek history in the archaic and classical times as well as the Roman imperial period . His research focuses on the origin and development of the Greek citizen state in archaic and classical times , on culture and politics in Greek and Roman history, and compares it to ancient and modern.

Stahl was Vice President of the Study Center Weikersheim in 2013 , from which he turned away a little later, as his efforts to redesign the program together with the then President Harald Seubert were unsuccessful. He was one of the 68 main illustrators of the 2013 election alternative . In 2013, Stahl signed an appeal for support for the Alternative for Germany party . He did not join the AfD and broke off contact with this party after the party founder Bernd Lucke left .

Stahl has lived in Niedere Fläming since 2014, where he and his wife, the literary scholar Katja Stahl, take part in public life through a series of events. 2016–2019: Wiepersdorfer Wortwechsel (previous guests: Heimo Schwilk , Rüdiger Safranski , Ralf Otterpohl , Peter Cornelius Mayer-Tasch), Luckenwalder lectures on religion and theology (in cooperation with the Catholic parish Luckenwalde / Jüterbog, previous speakers: Marius Reiser , Hanna -Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz , Patrick Roth , Harald Seubert).

Both signed the joint declaration in 2018 .


  • Imperial rule and provincial city. Structural problems of the Roman Empire organization in the 1st – 3rd centuries Century of the Imperial Era ( Hypomnemata , Vol. 52). Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1978, ISBN 3-525-25147-5 .
  • Aristocrats and tyrants in archaic Athens. Investigations into tradition, social structure and the formation of the state. Steiner, Wiesbaden 1987 ISBN 3-515-04501-5 .
  • The Greek polis. Sources on Greek history from 800–400 BC Chr. ( Times and people. Output Q). Schöningh, Paderborn 1989, ISBN 3-506-34732-2 , ISBN 3-507-34732-6 .
  • Society and state among the Greeks. Archaic time. Schöningh, Paderborn 2003, ISBN 3-506-99000-4 .
  • Society and state among the Greeks. Classic time. Schöningh, Paderborn 2003, ISBN 3-506-99001-2 .
  • Messages of beauty. Cultural history of antiquity. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-608-94454-9 .
  • Polis and Empire. Culture and Politics in Early Greece and the Roman Empire . Complete Media, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-8312-0391-8 .
  • Germany 1813-2013. German identity at the beginning of modernity and in the present . (Ed.) VTR, Nürnberg 2013. (= Weikersheimer Documentation NF2), ISBN 978-3-941750-78-4 .
  • Beauty and politics. For a different modern age . Text and Dialog, Dresden 2018, ISBN 978-3-943897-40-1 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Presidium , website of the study center Weikersheim ( Memento from December 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Harald Seubert: Explanation SZW. In: Dr. Harald Seubert. July 31, 2016, accessed on August 13, 2018 (German).
  3. Alternative option 2013: Founder and main draftsman . Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  4. Supporters ( Memento from April 29, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), AfD website.
  5. ^ Website Schloss Wiepersdorf .
  6. ^ List of the first 2000 signatories .