ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT AND ARTICLE 9 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC

Agnese Visconti

Abstract


The present paper proposes a reconstruction of the connection between the scientific observations of the Prussian scientist Alexander von Humboldt and Article 9 of the Constitution of the Italian Republic. This reconstruction is based on Humboldt’s Tableaux de la Nature and his Relation historique. It will show how the ideas of the German naturalist Hugo Conwentz derived from Humboldt’s works and will then consider the influence of Conwentz on Article 150 of the Weimar Constitution. Lastly, it will afterwards illustrate how Article 9 itself is based on Article 150 of the Weimar Constitution and how it was subject to changes before assuming its current, constitutional wording.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15167/2612-2960/BELS2020.2.1.1207

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