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Marc Bloch: A Life in History

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The first biography of Marc Bloch (1886-1944), historian, soldier, and French Resistance martyr, is based on the private letters and diaries of the French-Jewish patriot as well as other unpublished documents.
Paperback, 394 pages
Published January 13th 2012 by Cambridge University Press (first published August 25th 1989)
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Marc Bloch is one of the most important medieval historians of the twentieth century. This standing rests as much on his monographs and on his role as one of the founders of the Annales journal as it does on his role in the French Resistance in 1943 and 1944, which resulted in his execution by a German firing squad. Carole Fink's biography focuses on how Bloch's life—as an assimilated Jew in the French Republic, as a veteran of the First World War and as a historian whose career largely played o ...more
Mar 31, 2010 Boris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the only English biographical work about Bloch, there are other introductions to the historian's life and scholarship, but they are written in French. The book provides us a comprehensive description of Bloch's academic achievement, including the publication of the Annales journal, Feudal Society, and French Rural Society. The historian's participation in the two World Wars and the Resistance were also carefully documented. The last chapter is about how Bloch influenced post-war ...more
Apr 24, 2013 Caitlin rated it really liked it
This was a really interesting and well written biography of a very fascinating man but also highly detailed. My senior thesis centers around him so I was glad to find a biography in English and this one not only detailed his life but also that of the men in the family back to his great-grandfather and explored in detail Bloch's achievements and his legacy. I thought it was fascinating but it would probably be too detailed for someone who was only slightly interested in him. Recommend it for anyo ...more
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