The Selected Works of Marc Bloch

The Selected Works of Marc Bloch reissues four titles from Bloch's impressive oeuvre.

The Selected Works of Marc Bloch

The Selected Works of Marc Bloch reissues four titles from Bloch's impressive oeuvre. The titles in question are all translated into English and include Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe: Selected Papers, The Royal Touch: Sacred Monarchy and Scrofula in England and France, The Ile-de-France: The country around Paris, and French Rural History: An Essay on its Basic Characteristics.

Marc Bloch

Critics appreciated these reminders of Marc Bloch's acute vision and probing questions but doubted the scientific value of such uneven ... 37 English : Land and Work in Medieval Europe : Selected Papers by Marc Bloch , trans .

Marc Bloch

Traces the life of the French-Jewish patriot who was a major participant in the French Resistance during World War II

Annales

Selected Bibliography of Works in English by Marc Bloch and the Annales Bloch , Marc . The Royal Touch . 1924. Translated by J. E. Anderson . London : Routledge & Kegan Paul , 1973 . Bloch , Marc . French Rural History : An Essay on Its ...

Annales

This collection reprints key articles written within the past 30 years on the Annales school, their journal, their influence on history, historiography and other academic fields.

Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe Routledge Revivals

Selected Papers Marc Bloch. This is a comment upon his own outlook . It must be confessed , finally , that a certain criticism of his method is required . Ardent though he was to overstep the boundaries of space and time and doctrine in ...

Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe  Routledge Revivals

Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe was first published in English in 1967. Throughout the work, the idea that Marc Bloch was not only a historian but a great teacher is exemplified, as is his ability to ask interesting and original questions through his writing. Topics covered include medieval Germany, technical problems in the medieval economy and society, and the medieval class structure.

Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Selected Bibliography of Works in English by Marc Bloch and the Annales Bloch, Marc. The Royal Touch. 1924. Translated by J. E. Anderson. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973. Bloch, Marc. French Rural History: An Essay on Its Basic ...

Vision and Method in Historical Sociology

Some of the most important questions of the social sciences in the twentieth century have been posed by scholars working at the intersections of social theory and history viewed on a grand scale. The core essays of this book focus on the careers and contributions of nine of these scholars: Marc Bloch, Karl Polanyi, S. N. Eisenstadt, Reinhard Bendix, Perry Anderson, E. P. Thompson, Charles Tilly, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Barrington Moore, Jr. The essays convey a vivid sense of the vision and values each of these major scholars brings (or bought) to his work and analyze and evaluate the research designs and methods each used in his most important works. The introduction and conclusion discuss the long-running tradition of historically grounded research in sociology, while the conclusion also provides a detailed discussion and comparison of three recurrent strategies for bringing historical evidence and theoretical ideas to bear upon one another. informative, thought-provoking, and unusually practical, the book offers fascinating and relevant reading to sociologists, social historians, historically oriented political economists, and anthropologists - and, indeed, to anyone who wants to learn more about the ideas and methods of some of the best-known scholars in the modern social sciences.

The Slave Ship Memory and the Origin of Modernity

Bloch, M. (1967a) 'A Contribution Towards a Comparative History of European Societies', in Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe: Selected Papers by Marc Bloch, trans. J.E. Anderson, London: Routledge, 44–81. Bloch, M. (1967b) 'Mediaeval ...

The Slave Ship  Memory and the Origin of Modernity

Traces; slave names, the islands and cities into which we are born, our musics and rhythms, our genetic compositions, our stories of our lost utopias and the atrocities inflicted upon our ancestors, by our ancestors, the social structure of our cities, the nature of our diasporas, the scars inflicted by history. These are all the remnants of the middle passage of the slave ship for those in the multiple diasporas of the globe today, whose complex histories were shaped by that journey. Whatever remnants that once existed in the subjectivities and collectivities upon which slavery was inflicted has long passed. But there are hints in material culture, genetic and cultural transmissions and objects that shape certain kinds of narratives - this is how we know ourselves and how we tell our stories. This path-breaking book uncovers the significance of the memory of the slave ship for modernity as well as its role in the cultural production of modernity. By so doing, it examines methods of ethnography for historical events and experiences and offers a sociology and a history from below of the slave experience. The arguments in this book show the way for using memory studies to undermine contemporary slavery.

Species and Machines

Bloch, M. (1967a) 'Mediaeval Inventions', in Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe: Selected Papers by Marc Bloch. Trans. J.E. Anderson. London: Routledge, 169–185. Bloch, M. (1967b) 'Technical change as a problem of collective psychology', ...

Species and Machines

This book offers a re-examination of the relationship between humans and nature with a new methodology: by examining our entanglement with machines. Using central ideas of critical theory, it uncovers the suppression of nature through technology, tools and engines. It focuses on the ways in which human social forms have actively subjugated and destroyed other species in order to enhance their own social power and accumulation, leading to a new Anthropocene epoch in which human intervention is signalled in the geological record. Beginning with an account of the interactions between humans and other species, the book moves on to explore the hidden history of Marx and his obsession with machines, as well as new attempts to rethink a Marxist ecology, before proceeding to examine the manner in which technologies were used to suppress and destroy one particular species - the Whale of what we call the Cetacean Holocaust. Following this, there are analyses of the emergence of the ‘human encampments’ of the cities and the rise of mobile, locomotive cultures, and consideration of the relationship between machines of memory, and the ‘capturing’ of nature. A radical rethinking of classical social theory that develops new ways of thinking about ecological catastrophe and nature, this book will appeal to scholars of social theory and environmental sociology.

Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th 12th Centuries

Bloch, Marc. Feudal Society. The growth of ties of dependence, Chicago, 1961. Bloch, Marc. “A contribution towards a comparative history of European Societies”, in Marc Bloch, Land and Work in medieval Europe, Selected papers.

Power and Exploitation in the Czech Lands in the 10th   12th Centuries

This study offers an analysis of the history of early medieval Czech society, focusing attention on the role of serfdom and slavery in the early period of the Přemyslid dynasty, and the transformation of land and property ownership and access.

Philosophies of Work in the Platonic Tradition

In Petrarch: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works. Ed. Victoria Kirkham and Armando Maggi, 197–208. ... Bloch, Marc. “The Advent and Triumph of the Watermill.” In Land and Work in Medieval Europe: Selected Papers by Marc Bloch. Trans.

Philosophies of Work in the Platonic Tradition

The Platonic tradition affords extraordinary resources for thinking about the meaning and value of work. In this historical survey of the tradition, Jeffrey Hanson draws on the work of its major thinkers to explain why our contemporary vocabulary for appraising labor and its rewards is too narrow and cramped. By tracing out the Platonic lineage of work Hanson is able to argue why we should be explaining its value for appraising it as an element of a happy and flourishing human life, quite apart from its financial rewards. Beginning with Plato's extensive thinking about work's relationship to wisdom, Hanson covers the singularly powerful arguments of Augustine, who wrote the ancient world's only treatise dedicated to the topic of manual labor. He discusses Bernard of Clairvaux, introduces the priest-craftsman Theophilus Presbyter, and provides a study of work and leisure in the writings of Petrarch. Alongside Martin Luther, Hanson discusses John Ruskin and Simone Weil: two thinkers profoundly disturbed by the conditions of the working class in the rapidly industrializing economies of Europe. This original study of Plato and his inheritors' ideas provides practical suggestions for how to approach work in a socially responsible manner in the 21st century and reveals the benefits of linking work and morality.

Transnational Labour History

It is characteristic that Marc Bloch's comparative approach – as expounded in his (1969), 'A Contribution Towards a Comparative History of European Societies', in Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe. Selected Papers by Marc Bloch, trans.

Transnational Labour History

There has been a growing recognition amongst scholars that labour historians need to look beyond national borders in order to place the history of the working classes into a much broader context than has hitherto been the case. Whilst studies focused on individual countries are essential, it is only by comparing and contrasting the experiences across time and space that a true understanding of the subject can be attempted. Professor Marcel van der Linden, has contributed much to the debate on cross-border processes and comparisons. This volume makes available in English a collection of twelve of his most important essays on the theme of transnational labour history. Previously published in a range of journals and volumes, with two original contributions, Transnational Labour History brings them together in a single convenient collection, together with a new introduction. This work will undoubtedly provide an invaluable resource for all students of European labour history.

French Historians 1900 2000

... the particular in history, Bloch was reluctant to subscribe to theoretical models, a position that drew him criticism for purposely neglecting to provide clear conceptual definitions in his work. In Marc Bloch's view, however, ...

French Historians 1900 2000

French Historians 1900-2000: The New Historical Writing inTwentieth-Century France examines the lives and writings of 40of France’s great twentieth-century historians. Blends biography with critical analysis of major works, placingthe work of the French historians in the context of their lifestories Includes contributions from over 30 international scholars Provides English-speaking readers with a new insight into thekey French historians of the last century

Explorations in Historical Geography

For specific discussions of the method, see: M. Bloch, 'A contribution towards a comparative history of European societies' in Land and work in medieval Europe: selected papers by Marc Bloch (London, 1967), pp.

Explorations in Historical Geography

This interdisciplinary 1984 volume extends the debate about the purpose and practice of historical geography.

The Great Wave

... 1900 ) ; Marc Bloch , " Le probleme de l'or au moyen age , ” Annales d'Histoire Économique et Sociale 5 ( 1933 ) 1-34 , Eng . tr . in Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe : Selected Papers by Marc Bloch ( Berkeley , 1967 ) , 186-229 ...

The Great Wave

Who is seriously concerned about the state of the world today.

Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Both are described in C. Fink, Marc Bloch, pp. 44–5. ... 9 'A nos lecteurs', Annales d'Histoire Economique et Sociale, 1929, 1: 1–2; described in C. Fink, Marc Bloch, p. 142. ... Land and Work in Medieval Europe: Selected Papers, trans.

Fifty Key Thinkers on History

Fifty Key Thinkers on History is an essential guide to the most influential historians, theorists and philosophers of history. The entries offer comprehensive coverage of the long history of historiography ranging from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. This third edition has been updated throughout and features new entries on Machiavelli, Ranajit Guha, William McNeil and Niall Ferguson. Other thinkers who are introduced include: Herodotus Bede Ibn Khaldun E. H. Carr Fernand Braudel Eric Hobsbawm Michel Foucault Edward Gibbon Each clear and concise essay offers a brief biographical introduction; a summary and discussion of each thinker’s approach to history and how others have engaged with it; a list of their major works and a list of resources for further study.

Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire

This is a work in comparative history. It draws inspiration from Marc Bloch and other comparativists who insist that the comparative method provides the only sure safeguard against antiquarianism and the only certain way to identify ...

Capitalism and Nationalism at the End of Empire

The two decades that followed World War II witnessed the end of the great European empires in Asia and Africa. Robert Tignor's new study of the decolonization experiences of Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya elucidates the major factors that led to the transfer of power from British to African hands in these three territories. Employing a comparative method in order to explain the different decolonizing narratives in each territory, he argues that the different state policies toward the private business sector and foreign capital were the result of nationalist policies and attitudes and the influence of Cold War pressures on local events. Using business records as well as official government sources, the work highlights the economic aspects of decolonization and weighs the influence of nationalist movements, changes in metropolitan attitudes toward the empire, and shifts in the international balance of power in bringing about the transfer of authority. The author concludes that the business communities did not play decisive roles, adhering instead to their time-honored role of leaving political issues to colonial officials and their nationalist critics. Tignor also finds that the nationalist movements, far from being ineffective, largely realized the primary goals of nationalist leaders that had been articulated for many decades. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Medieval Economy and Society

An Essay on Its Basic Characteristics By Marc Bloch . Translated from the French by Janet Sondheimer “ A long overdue English rendering of what has long been recognized as a brilliant and seminal work , the inspiration of much ...

The Medieval Economy and Society


Social Revolutions in the Modern World

This tendency to collapse all comparative history into multivariate analysis has occurred despite the fact that both Max Weber ( whose work is extensively surveyed by Smelser ) and Marc Bloch ( whose methodological views form the basis ...

Social Revolutions in the Modern World

Theda Skocpol, author of the award-winning 1979 book States and Social Revolutions, updates her arguments about social revolutions.

Peasants Lords and State Comparing Peasant Conditions in Scandinavia and the Eastern Alpine Region 1000 1750

In medieval Germanic languages, such phrases represent a resident man living in a community and performing work. ... In addition to the delimitation downwards towards 12 Marc Bloch, Slavery and Serfdom in the Middle Ages: Selected ...

Peasants  Lords  and State  Comparing Peasant Conditions in Scandinavia and the Eastern Alpine Region  1000 1750

Peasants, Lords, and State: Comparing Peasant Conditions in Scandinavia and the Eastern Alpine Region, 1000-1750 compares peasant self-determination in relation to manorial and territorial power structures in Scandinavia and the eastern Alpine region between 1000 and 1750.

New Approaches to State and Peasant in Ottoman History

Bloch, Marc, 1928b, 'A Problem in Comparative History: The Administrative Classes in France and in Germany', ... republished in Marc Bloch, Land and Work in Medieval Europe: Selected Papers (translated by J.E. Anderson), ...

New Approaches to State and Peasant in Ottoman History

Debates on the world historical place of the Ottoman Empire in the last few decades have been conducted mainly in Turkey, but increasingly concepts have been introduced into the conversation from the study of European, Chinese and Central Asian history. This book, first published in 1992, examines the nature of the Ottoman state from a variety of perspectives, economic, political and social.

Iberia and the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages

Oxford , 1986 . Blake , John William . West Africa : Quest for God and Gold . Totowa , NJ , 1977 . Marc Bloch . The Historians Craft . New York , 1961 . - Land and Work in Medieval Europe . Selected Papers by Marc Bloch ...

Iberia and the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages

This series of essays, dedicated to the work and career of Father Robert I. Burns, S.J., treats the complex relationship of Spain to the Western Mediterranean and Atlantic on the eve of Spain's ascent as a world power.