Letters

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From Willi Radczun, historian. /5 Thanks for various kindnesses shown to him by Powicke; describes impressions of Chester and St Deiniol's Library. Dated at: St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden [Flint].

/6 thanks Powicke for his help during his year studying in England; now returned to Berlin. Gives an account of his travels around England; also discusses his research including an extract from Matthew Paris' Chronica, which asks advice on. Congratulates Powicke on his appointment to the Oxford chair. Dated at: Charlottenburg, Berlin.

/7 discusses his research work at Berlin, including the seminar system, and his experiences of Herman Oucken's seminar on "Friedensidee" and Professor Broackmann's medieval history seminar, which has up to 120 participants. Contrasts differing points of view of the "Ranke" and "George" [Stefan George] schools of history discussed at seminar, with latter represented by [Ernst] Kantorowicz, whose work Radczun finds "dogmatic". Also discusses process by which students get to deliver papers at seminars, and his own studies of Ranke. Offers to keep Powicke up to date on both seminars. Dated at: Charlottenburg, Berlin.