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Marc Bloch: A Life in History

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Few twentieth-century scholars have achieved such widespread admiration as the French historian Marc Bloch (1886-1944). A soldier in both world wars and leader of the Resistance who was captured, tortured, and died a heroic death, Bloch epitomizes the courage and conviction of an old-fashioned good citizen who recognized his obligation to defend France not only against foreign enemies but also against those who sapped its strength from within. In 1929 Bloch co-founded the now legendary journal, the Annales: a crusading periodical devoted to removing narrow nationalistic and disciplinary barriers, extending historians' investigations to contemporary events, and covering a broad range of social, economic, and cultural phenomena. Bloch is also renowned for his three major research studies--Les rois thaumaturges (The Royal Touch), Les caractères originaux de l'histoire rurale française (French Rural History), and La société féodale (Feudal Society)--and for his two enduring personal testimonies--L'étrange défaite (Strange Defeat), his incisive account of the fall of France in 1940, and Apologie pour l'histoire (The Historian's Craft), his inspiring meditations on his life long work, written on the eve of his joining the Resistance. Carole Fink is the translator of Marc Bloch's Memoirs of War, 1914-1915 (CUP, 1988). She won the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize for her book The Genoa Conference.

Synopsis:

'This is the first biography of Marc Bloch (1886-1944), historian, soldier in both world wars, and leader of the Resistance, who was captured, tortured, and died a heroic death. Based largely on Bloch\'s private letters, diaries and papers, as well as on other unpublished documents, it traces the remarkable life of this French-Jewish patriot under the Third Republic. As an historian, Bloch is perhaps best known for The Historian\'s Craft, an inspiring set of meditations on his life\'s work, and as co-founder of the now legendary journal Annales, which gave rise to a major school of historical writing. Profoundly influenced by the dark events that shaped his era - world wars, anti-semitism, and totalitarianism - Bloch has become something of an intellectual hero of our century, his life an epitome of the endeavour to uphold, in the face of such events, the spirit of unfettered critical enquiry.'

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. Forebears; 2. Education; 3. The young historian; 4. The Great War; 5. Strasbourg; 6. L'histoire humaine; 7. The Annales; 8. Paris; 9. Strange defeat; 10. Vichy; 11. Narbonne; 12. The legacy; Appendix: selected bibliography of Marc Bloch's publications; Note of sources; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521406710
Author:
Fink, Carole
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Historians -- France -- Biography.
Subject:
Bloch - Marc Leopold Benjamin, - 1886-1944
Subject:
Bloch, Marc L
Subject:
eopold Benjamin,--1886-1944
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Canto original series
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 half-tones 2 maps
Pages:
391
Dimensions:
8.41x5.41x1.21 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'This is the first biography of Marc Bloch (1886-1944), historian, soldier in both world wars, and leader of the Resistance, who was captured, tortured, and died a heroic death. Based largely on Bloch\'s private letters, diaries and papers, as well as on other unpublished documents, it traces the remarkable life of this French-Jewish patriot under the Third Republic. As an historian, Bloch is perhaps best known for The Historian\'s Craft, an inspiring set of meditations on his life\'s work, and as co-founder of the now legendary journal Annales, which gave rise to a major school of historical writing. Profoundly influenced by the dark events that shaped his era - world wars, anti-semitism, and totalitarianism - Bloch has become something of an intellectual hero of our century, his life an epitome of the endeavour to uphold, in the face of such events, the spirit of unfettered critical enquiry.'
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