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Schmitt, Carl
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(Jul 11, 1888, Plettenburg – Apr 7, 1985, Plettenburg), Roman Catholic jurisprudent and political theorist. Firmly rooted in the traditional Catholic milieu, Schmitt must be considered one of the most brilliant German intellectuals of the 20th century. Despite his partisan advocacy of the “German revolution” of the National Socialists – in part emotional and positional, in part opportunistic, Schmitt, a radical anti-Semite, exercised a strong influence even after his dismissal in …

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Schmitt, Carl”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025313>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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