Category Archives: Ideology and the Historical Record

The Battle for the History of France Chapter 1, Fortune Favors the Bold

By Dean Alexander A war of scholarship The political, societal, and personal circumstances behind the formation of the world’s most influential historical journal Just as the annals of historical thought serves to explain the content of written history, the history … Continue reading

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The Battle for the History of France, Prologue: the complexities of perception

The Annalists, the Revisionists, and the Quest for the Truth Marc Bloch believed, Lucien Febvre posthumously wrote of his Annales Journal co-founder, that “good history” has the ability to inspire others to challenge and augment its thinking. Bloch had argued … Continue reading

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