Charles S. Maier

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Charles S. Maier
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Born (1939-02-23)February 23, 1939
New York City, New York, USA
Institutions Harvard University
Alma mater Harvard University

Charles S. Maier (born February 23, 1939, in New York City) is the Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University. He teaches European and international history at Harvard. Maier served as the director of the Center for European Studies at Harvard, 1994-2001, and currently co-directs (with Sven Beckert) the Weatherhead Initiative in Global History. He taught at Duke University 1976-81 and has also held various visiting professorships in Europe. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, an Alexander von Humboldt research prize fellowship, the Cross of Honor of the German Federal Republic, and the Cross of Honor for Science and Art, first class, of the Republic of Austria. He was married from 1961 to 2013 to the late Pauline Maier, Professor at MIT and noted American historian. He has three children and seven grandchildren.

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  • Maier, Charles S. (1975). Recasting bourgeois Europe : stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the decade after World War I. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.  Reprinted with new prefaces, 1988 and 2015.
  • In Search of Stability: Explorations in Historical Political Economy (New York: Cambridge University Press,1987)
  • The Unmasterable Past: History ,Holocaust, and German National Identity (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,1988)
  • Dissolution: the Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany (Princeton: Princeton University Press,1997)
  • Among Empires: American Ascendancy and its Predecessors (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006)
  • Leviathan 2.0: Inventing Modern Statehood (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press,2014; also in Worlds Connected, Emily Rosenberg, ed. Harvard University Pres, 2012)
  • Once within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging since 1500 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Unviersity Press, 2016)


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