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Event #22

Alessandro Barbero

The historian’s responsibility. Marc Bloch: from the Sorbonne to the Gestapo prisons

Marc Bloch (1886-1944) is one of the greatest historians of the 20th century. In 1929 he founded the periodical Annales d’histoire économique et sociale with Lucien Febvre, along with the Annales school, which would revolutionise historiography worldwide. The so-called histoire-bataille – the old historiography that dealt only of politics and wars – was exchanged for the approach that is still accepted today, which also looks at ideology and economy, at the history of daily life, at women and common people. However, Bloch was not just a historian: he was a French citizen at a time when hard choices had to be made. A decorated officer during World War I and again in World War II, a French and Jewish patriot, Bloch took part in the Resistance up until his capture, torture and execution by the Nazis.

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Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is a historian and a writer and a tenured professor of Medieval History at Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale e Vercelli. He writes for La Stampa and Tuttolibri. He is a contributor on the television program Superquark and the shows Il tempo e la storia and a.C.d.C., broadcast by Rai Storia. His publications include: Benedette guerre. Crociate e jihad («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2009), Lepanto. La battaglia dei tre imperi («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2010), Donne, madonne, mercanti e cavalieri. Sei storie medievali («i Libri del Festival della Mente», 2013), published by Laterza; Gli occhi di Venezia (Mondadori, 2011); Il divano di Istanbul (Sellerio, 2011); Dietro le quinte della Storia. La vita quotidiana attraverso il tempo, written with P. Angela (Rizzoli, 2012); Le Ateniesi (Mondadori, 2015); Costantino il vincitore (Salerno Editrice, 2016); Le parole del papa (2016) and Caporetto (2017), published by Laterza.

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