Nicolaus Sombart

Nicolaus Sombart (* 10. May 1923 in Berlin) is a German culture sociologist and writer.

It buildup as a son of the sociologist and professor for political economy Werner Sombart in Berlin Green forest . From 1942 to 1945 he was a soldier. To end of war it came into English war shank. After 1945 Sombart studied philosophy, political sciences and culture sociology in Heidelberg, Neapel and Paris. 1950 it locked the study and attained a doctorate with Alfred weber with a thesis over the spirit-historical meaning of the count Henri de Saint Simon.

1947 it published together with Alfreds Andersch one and Hans's Werner judge the magazine call and was one the joint founder of the group 47. From 1952 to 1954 it lived in Paris, where it worked to its, later final Habilitation. 1954 he became a civil servant at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. He noticed training orders at the Universities of Ulm, Freiburg in mash gau and Wuppertal , published articles, travel books and poems. 1977 it became member of the PEN club. it went to 1984 as a director/conductor of the cultural department of the Council of Europe into pension.

1982 became Sombart Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. 1983 to 1987 he was training representative at the free University of Berlin, where he over history and society in Wilhelmini Germany worked. Today Sombart lives as free writers in Berlin Wilmersdorf, where he organizes each Sunday since 1985 afternoon a salon.

2003 were designated Sombart to the commander of the Ehrenlegion.


  • Nicolaus Sombart: Capriccio NR 1: The awake soldier erring and fall. Seal, Frankfurt/Main 1947
  • Nicolaus Sombart: Crisis and planning: Studies for the history of the development of the human self understanding in the global era. Europe publishing house, Vienna/Frankfurt/Zurich 1965
  • Nicolaus Sombart: Youth in Berlin: 1933 - 1943. Hanser, Munich/Vienna 1984, ISBN 3-446-13990-7
  • Nicolaus Sombart: Think about Germany: From historicism to the psychoanalysis. Piper, Munich/Zurich 1987, ISBN 3-492-10596-3
  • Nicolaus Sombart: The German men and their enemies: Carl Schmitt - a German fate between man federation and Matriarchatsmythos. Hanser, Munich/Vienna 1991, ISBN 3-446-15881-2
  • Nicolaus Sombart: Paris Lehrjahre: 1951 - 1954, leçons de sociologie. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 1994, ISBN 3-455-08539-3
  • Nicolaus Sombart: William II.: Scapegoat and gentleman of the center. People and world, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-353-01066-1
  • Nicolaus Sombart: Rendezvous with the world spirit: Heidelberger reminiscences; 1945 - 1951. S. Fischer, Frankfurt/Main 2000, ISBN 3-10-074422-5
  • Nicolaus Sombart: Journal intimate 1982/83: Return to Berlin. Ivory, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-932245-60-1

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