Price, Arnold H. 1912-2006

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Price, Arnold H. 1912-2006

(Arnold Hereward Price)

OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born July 1, 1912, in Bonn, Germany; died of a stroke, December 10, 2006, in Springfield, VA. Historian and author. Price was a specialist in German history who worked for the Library of Congress. A graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in German economic history in 1942, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Office of Strategic Services. After the war, he was a specialist in German area studies with the U.S. Department of State until 1960. He joined the Library of Congress as a Central Europe specialist, retiring nineteen years later. One of his major accomplishments during his career was helping to recover a lost fragment of the German epic poem “Hildebrandslied.” Price was an author and editor, as well, publishing such works as The Evolution of the Zollverein (1949), East Germany: A Selected Bibliography (1967), and Germanic Warrior Clubs: An Inquiry into the Dynamics of the Era of Migrations and into the Antecedents of Medieval Society (1994; 2nd edition, 1996). He released his memoirs, My Twentieth Century: Recollections of a Public Historian, in 2003.



Price, Arnold H., My Twentieth Century: Recollections of a Public Historian, Universitas Verlag Tübingen (Tübingen, Germany), 2003.


Washington Post, December 22, 2006, p. B9.

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