The French Historical Revolution

The French Historical Revolution : The Annales School 1929 - 2014

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This book provides a critical history of the movement associated with the journal Annales, from its foundation in 1929 to the present. This movement has been the single most important force in the development of what is sometimes called `the new history'. Renowned cultural historian, Peter Burke, distinguishes between four main generations in the development of the Annales School. The first generation included Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch, who fought against the old historical establishment and founded the journal Annales to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. The second generation was dominated by Fernand Braudel, whose magnificent work on the Mediterranean has become a modern classic. The third generation, deeply associated with the `cultural turn' in historical scholarship, includes recently well-known historians such as Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Jacques Le Goff and Georges Duby. This new edition brings us right up to the present, and contemplates the work of a fourth generation, including practitioners such as Roger Chartier, Serge Gruzinski and Jacques Revel. This new generation continued much of the cultural focus of the previous Annales historians, while diversifying further, and becoming increasingly `reflexive', a move that owes much to the sociocultural theories of Michel Foucault, Michel de Certeau and Pierre Bourdieu. Wide-ranging yet concise, this new edition of a classic work of analysis of one of the most important historical movements of the twentieth century will be welcomed by students of history and other social sciences and by the interested general reader.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 160 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745689361
  • 9780745689364

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Preface to the Second Edition Introduction 1 The Old Historiographical Regime and its Critics 2 The Founders: Lucien Febvre and Marc Bloch i The Early Years ii Strasbourg iii The Foundation of Annales iv The Institutionalization of Annales 3 The Age of Braudel i The Mediterranean ii The Later Braudel iii The Rise of Quantitative History 4 The Third Generation i From the Cellar to the Attic ii The `Third Level' of Serial History iii Reactions: Anthropology, Politics, Narrative 5 New Directions (1989-2014) 6 The Annales in Global Perspective i Reception and Resistance ii Striking a Balance Glossary: The Language of Annales Chronology Bibliography Indexshow more

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No one has had a greater collective impact on modern historiography than the historians of the Annales school, and no one has appraised their aims and achievements with more sympathetic insight than Peter Burke. His concise, inclusive, and authoritative survey of the transformations they brought about is itself a powerful incentive to think reflectively about the idea of history. Stuart Clark, University of Swansea [and editor of The Annales School: Critical Assessments, 1999.] Eminent historian of modern France, Peter Burke is also a great connoisseur of French historians, and especially of the Annales School. This new and expanded edition of The French Historical Revolution brings out the contribution of a 4th generation of the Annales open to the diversity of the world, its hybridity and cultural encounters through the work of its most original and productive representatives, such as Serge Gruzinski, Lucette Valensi and Nathan Wachtel. Andre Burguiere, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes on Sciences Sociales No one has had a greater collective impact on modern historiography than the historians of the Annales school, and no one has appraised their aims and achievements with more sympathetic insight than Peter Burke. His concise, inclusive, and authoritative survey of the transformations they brought about is itself a powerful incentive to think reflectively about the idea of history. Stuart Clark, University of Swansea [and editor of The Annales School: Critical Assessments, 1999.] Eminent historian of modern France, Peter Burke is also a great connoisseur of French historians, and especially of the Annales School. This new and expanded edition of The French Historical Revolution brings out the contribution of a 4th generation of the Annales open to the diversity of the world, its hybridity and cultural encounters through the work of its most original and productive representatives, such as Serge Gruzinski, Lucette Valensi and Nathan Wachtel. Andre Burguiere, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes on Sciences Socialesshow more

About Peter Burke

Peter Burke is Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.show more

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