Philippe Aries and the Politics of French Cultural History

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A revealing study of one of the twentieth century's most original and influential historians; The author of Centuries of Childhood and other landmark historical works, Philippe Aries (1914-1984) was a singular figure in French intellectual life. He was both a political reactionary and a path-breaking scholar, a sectarian royalist who supported the Vichy regime and a founder of the new cultural history - popularly known as l'histoire des mentalites - that developed in the decades following World War II. In this book, Patrick ...

Philippe Aries and the Politics of French Cultural History 2004, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558494633

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