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Histories: French Constructions of the Past (Postwar French Thought)

The period from 1945 to the present has been one of the most intellectually fruitful in French history. Entirely new approaches to a number of fields have been developed, and the influence of French thinkers has resonated throughout the West, in many ways reformulating our approach to modern knowledge. This 654-page volume traces developments in French historiography from questions of social history and global history (1945-1960s), structuralism (mid-1960s through mid-1970s), the territory of the historian (1970s through mid-1980s), to criticisms and reformulations (1980s to the present). Featuring work by Franois Furet, Michel de Certeau, Michelle Perrot, Pierre Nora, Roger Chartier, Ernest Labrousse, Fernand Braudel, Claude Lvi-Strauss, Michel Foucault, Jacques Le Goff, Pierre Bourdieu, and others, this volume illuminates the most important controversies about historical method in the twentieth century.

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Author: Francois Delaporte

Editor/Translator: Jacques Revel, Lynn Hunt, Arthur Goldhammer,

Binding: Hardcover

Manufacturer: New Pr

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 654

Product group: Book

Studio: New Pr

Publication Date: May 1, 1996

Publisher: New Pr

Pages: 654

EAN: 9781565841956

ISBN: 1565841956

ASIN: 1565841956

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.