Peter Claus Hartmann

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Peter Claus Hartmann (2012)

Peter Claus Hartmann (also Peter C. Hartmann ; born March 28, 1940 in Munich ) is a German historian with a focus on the early modern period .

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Peter Claus Hartmann studied history and Romance languages ​​at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) . It was founded in 1967 in Munich with Karl Bosl with work -Prince Albert Grimberghen The financial and Subsidienpolitik the Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria and the kurbayerische ambassador in Paris, Comte d' and also in 1969 at the Sorbonne in Paris his doctorate . At first he was a research assistant at the German Historical Institute in Paris . In 1976 he completed his habilitation in Munich with the work Money as an Instrument of European Power Politics in the Age of Mercantilism.

After a professorship at the University of Regensburg , he was offered a professorship for Modern History and Bavarian State History at the University of Passau in 1982 . In 1988 he moved to a chair for general and modern history at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz . He retired in 2005.

Hartmann has published numerous works on the history of the early modern period. In 1997 he published a comprehensive study on the Bavarian Reichskreis . Among other things, he is a member of the Commission for Bavarian National History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and the board of the Franco-German Cultural Foundation. Since 1960 he has been a member of the Catholic student union KDStV Aenania zu Munich in the CV , later also the VKDSt Hasso-Rhenania Mainz . From 2005 to 2017 he was Philistine Senior at the KDStV Aenania.

In 2001 he was made Knight of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the Republic of France for outstanding services to the French education system. On May 10, 2012, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany .

Fonts (selection)

  • The financial and subsidy policy of Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria and the Bavarian ambassador in Paris, Comte d'Albert - Prince Grimberghen. Dissertation, University of Munich, 1967.
  • Money as an Instrument of European Power Politics in the Age of Mercantilism: Studies on the Financial and Political Relationships of the Wittelsbach Territories of Spa Bavaria, Electoral Palatinate and Kurköln with France and the Emperor from 1715 to 1740. Commission for Bavarian State History, Munich 1978 (Habilitation thesis, University of Munich, 1975) .
  • The tax system of the European states at the end of the ancien regime: An official French inquiry (1763–1768). Documents, analysis and evaluation. England and the states of Northern and Central Europe. Artemis, Zurich 1979, ISBN 3-7608-4657-2 ( digitized from ).
  • Karl Albrecht, Karl VII. Happy elector - unhappy emperor. Pustet, Regensburg 1985, ISBN 3-7917-0957-7 .
  • Bavaria's way to the present: from tribal duchy to free state today. Pustet, Regensburg 1989; 3rd revised and expanded edition 2012, ISBN 978-3-7917-1875-0 .
  • The Jesuit State in South America 1609–1768: A Christian Alternative to Colonialism and Marxism. Konrad, Weißenhorn 1993, ISBN 3-87437-349-5 .
  • Regions in the early modern period. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1994, ISBN 3-428-08078-5 .
  • History of france. Beck, Munich 1999; 5th, revised and updated edition 2015, ISBN 978-3-406-67330-6 .
  • The Jesuits. Beck, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-406-44771-6 .
  • Cultural History of the Holy Roman Empire 1648 to 1806: Constitution, Religion and Culture. Böhlau, Vienna 2001; 2nd, improved and supplemented edition 2011, ISBN 978-3-205-78684-9 .
  • French constitutional history of the modern age (1450–2002). Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-428-10820-5 .
  • The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Reclam, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-15-017045-1 .
  • The French kings and emperors of the modern age 1498–1870. From Louis XII. until Napoleon III. Beck, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-406-54740-0 .
  • Munich's way to the present. From Henry the Lion to a cosmopolitan city. Schnell + Steiner, Regensburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-7954-2009-3 .
  • Struggle and Resistance: Munich Catholics against Hitler 1922–1945. Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2018, ISBN 978-3-7954-3405-2 .


  • Konrad Amann, Ludolf Pelizaeus, Annette Reese, Helmut Schmahl: Bavaria and Europe. Festschrift for Peter Claus Hartmann on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Peter Lang, Frankfurt 2005, ISBN 3-631-53540-6 .

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  1. See the review by Winfried Dotzauer in: Nassauische Annalen 110 (1999), pp. 475–476.
  2. Press release from the Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture