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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I$
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F.M.L. Thompson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262788

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.001.0001

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Francis Ludwig Carsten 1911–1998

Francis Ludwig Carsten 1911–1998

(p.118) (p.119) Francis Ludwig Carsten 1911–1998
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Peter Alter

British Academy

Francis Carston FBA, fled from Nazi Germany in 1936, first to Amsterdam and then in 1939 to Wadham College, Oxford, eventually settling in London and becoming a British citizen in 1946. He taught German and Austrian history and wrote prolifically, most centrally on the crucial problem of Central European history in the twentieth century, why democracy had failed and what had prepared the way for fascism. Obituary by Peter Alter.

Keywords:   Francis Carsten, FBA, British Academy, German history, Austrian history, fascism, democracy, Central European history, Peter Alter

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