The French Historical Revolution Annales School 1929 - 1989

by Peter Burke

Part of the Key Contemporary Thinkers Series

The French Historical Revolution Annales School 1929 - 1989 Synopsis

This book provides a critical history of the movement associated with the journal Annales, from its foundation in 1929 to the present. Burke argues that this movement has been the single most important force in the development of what is sometimes called the 'new history'. Burke distinguishes three 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. The second generation was dominated by Braudel, whose magnificent work on the Mediterranean has became a modern classic. The third generation includes well-known contemporary historians such as Duby, Le Goff and Le Roy Ladurie. Wide-ranging and yet concise, this is an accessible examination of one of the most important historical movements of the twentieth century.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780745602646
Publication date: 22nd November 1990
Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Polity Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Historiography,

About Peter Burke

Peter Burke is the author of several previous books including The Italian Renaissance (Polity, 1987) and Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe.

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