von Riehl, Wilhelm Heinrich

Natural History of the German People
1990 0-88946-789-7
A translation and abridgement of von Riehl's Naturgeschichte des Volkes als Grundlage einer deutschen Social-Politik. Von Riehl's specific views, while of only historical interest today, are crucial to any informed discussion of German social history and would also be valuable for a study of social theory and social science research methods. Von Riehl's description of his countrymen's folkways and social relationships remains a valid and often vivid testimony to one of the pivotal eras in the development of modern Germany. Potentially useful as a supplemental reader for courses in German history and culture or European social history.