Series 6
Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, 1938-2001
Box 35

Scope and Content Note

Berman's long friendship with the German scholar of history, law, and religion, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, began at Dartmouth College in the 1930s. Rosenstock-Huessy taught Berman at Dartmouth, and this experience prompted Berman to study legal history at the London School of Economics. It was during his time in London that Berman first conceived of the work that would become Law and Revolution: The Formation of the Western Legal Tradition. This book and Law and Revolution II: The Impact of the Protestant Reformations on the Western Legal Tradition build on Rosenstock-Huessy's integrative, interdisciplinary scholarship.

This series consists of correspondence and collected material related to Berman's relationship with Rosenstock-Huessy. There are two folders of correspondence between Berman and Rosenstock-Huessy. Berman also corresponded with members of Rosenstock-Huessy's family and with Rosenstock-Huessy's close friend Freya Von Moltke. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by surname. Other material is arranged alphabetically in a subject file format.

There are many other correspondents connected with Rosenstock-Huessy whose letters to Berman are dispersed throughout the collection. These include Mather Eliot, Alan Hanbury-Sparrow, Cynthia O. Harris, Rudolph Hermeier, George Morgan, Page Smith, and Harold Stahmer. Their correspondence is filed alphabetically in Subseries 1.1: General correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two subseries: (6.1) Correspondence and (6.2) Subject files.

Description of Subseries