Mack Walker

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Mack Walker
Born 6 June 1929
Nationality United States
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Occupation Historian
Known for German Home Towns and other books
Title Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

Mack Walker, an American historian of German intellectual history, was born on 6 June 1929.[1] He began teaching German history in the 1950s, and has an interest in German intellectual history of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He began teaching at Johns Hopkins University in 1974 and retired in June 1999. He has published several books on German history, including the influential German Home Town (1971), in which he examined the nature of small town life in Early Modern Germany. He has been recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[2]

Principle publications

  • German Home Towns: Community, State and General Estate 1648-1871. Cornell University Press; Reprint edition (June 18, 1998). ISBN 978-0801485084
  • The Salzburg Transaction: Expulsion and Redemption in Eighteenth Century Germany. Cornell University Press; 1 edition (1992). ISBN 978-0801427770
  • Johann Jakob Moser and the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1981). ISBN 978-0807814413
  • Germany and the Emigration, 1816-1885. Harvard University Press; 1 edition (1964). ISBN 978-0674353008


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  2. ^ Glenn Small Homewood. Mack Walker to study divergence of secular and religious language. The Gazette Online: The Newspaper of Johns Hopkins University. May 10, 1999, vol 28. NO. 34.
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