Marc Bloch


Born
in Lyon, France
July 06, 1886

Died
June 16, 1944

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Marc Léopold Benjamin Bloch (6 July 1886 in Lyon – 16 June 1944 in Saint-Didier-de-Formans) was a medieval historian, University Professor and French Army officer. Bloch was a founder of the Annales School, best known for his pioneering studies French Rural History and Feudal Society and his posthumously-published unfinished meditation on the writing of history, The Historian's Craft. He was captured and shot by the Gestapo during the German occupation of France for his work in the French Resistance.

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The Historian's Craft: Refl...

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4.05 avg rating — 1,494 ratings — published 1949 — 59 editions
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Feudal Society, Volume 1

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4.11 avg rating — 810 ratings — published 1964 — 10 editions
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Feudal Society, Volume 2

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4.23 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 1964 — 11 editions
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Strange Defeat

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3.92 avg rating — 511 ratings — published 1946 — 37 editions
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I re taumaturghi

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Feudal Society

4.15 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1939 — 44 editions
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French Rural History: An Es...

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3.98 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1931 — 11 editions
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Lavoro e tecnica nel Medioevo

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3.71 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1959 — 8 editions
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Marc Bloch: Memoirs of War,...

3.83 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1980 — 10 editions
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Che cosa chiedere alla storia?

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“But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding.”
Marc Bloch

“The very names we use to describe ancient ideas or vanished forms of social organization would be quite meaningless if we had not known living men.”
Marc Bloch, The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It.

“Thenceforth they thought that, rationally concluded, doubt could become an instrument of knowledge.”
Marc Bloch, The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It.

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