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Academy and Community

The Foundation of the French Historical Profession

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ISBN 9780674497856

Publication Date: 01/01/1975

286 pages


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  • Prologue
  • Part One: The Era of Hopes and Accomplishments
    • 1. Prelude to Reform, 1866–1870
    • 2. History’s Role in the Regeneration of the Fatherland
    • 3. The Institutionalization of Historical Study in the New Sorbonne
    • 4. In Search of La Méthode Historique
    • 5. History as Civic Instruction: The Conflict of Science and Patriotism
    • 6. The Record of Scholarly Achievement, 1876–1900
  • Part Two: Interdisciplinary Conflicts and Revised Objectives
    • 7. The Challenge of the Science of Society
    • 8. Henri Berr and the “Terrible Craving for Synthesis”
    • 9. The Dissolution of the Republican Consensus
    • 10. Social Science and the Restoration of the Republican Synthesis
  • Epilogue
  • Appendices
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

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