Marc Ferro

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Marc Ferro (24 December 1924 – 21 April 2021) was a French historian.

Marc Ferro
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Born(1924-12-24)24 December 1924
Paris, France
Died21 April 2021(2021-04-21) (aged 96)
NationalityFrench
OccupationHistorian

Life and careerEdit

Ferro worked on early twentieth-century European history, specialising in the history of Russia and the USSR, as well as the history of cinema.

His Ukrainian-Jewish mother died during the Holocaust.[1]

He was Director of Studies in Social Sciences at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales. He was a co-director of the French review Annales and co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary History.

He also directed and presented television documentaries on the rise of the Nazis, Lenin and the Russian revolution and on the representation of history in cinema.[2]

Ferro died in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in April 2021 at the age of 96.[3]

Honours and awardsEdit

HonoursEdit

AwardsEdit

  • City of Paris History Film Prize (France, 1975)
  • Prize Clio (France, 1988)
  • Europe's Historical Prize (1994)
  • Peace Prize (France, 2007)
  • Prize Saint-Simon (France, 2011)

Honorary degreesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • La Révolution de 1917, Paris, Aubier, 1967 (reprinted in 1976, then in 1997 at Albin Michel) [English translation: October 1917 : a social history of the Russian revolution , translated by Norman Stone, 1980]
  • La Grande Guerre, 1914-1918, Paris, Gallimard, 1968 (reprinted 1987) [English translation: The Great War, 1914-1918, 1972][4]
  • Cinéma et Histoire, Paris, Denoël, 1976 (réédité chez Gallimard en 1993) [English translation: Cinema and history, translated by Naomi Greene, 1988]
  • L'Occident devant la révolution soviétique, Brussels, Complexe, 1980
  • Suez, Brussels, Complexe, 1981
  • The Use and Abuse of History, Or, How the Past is Taught, 1981
  • Comment on raconte l'histoire aux enfants à travers le monde, Paris, Payot, 1983 [5]
  • L'Histoire sous surveillance : science et conscience de l'histoire, Paris, Calmann-Lévy, 1985 (reedited in 1987 by Gallimard)
  • Pétain, Paris, Fayard, 1987 (reedited in 1993 et 1994)
  • Les Origines de la Perestroïka, Paris, Ramsay, 1990
  • Nicolas II, Payot, Paris, 1991
  • Questions sur la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, Paris, Casterman, 1993
  • Histoire des colonisations, des conquêtes aux indépendances (XIIIe-XXe siècle), Paris, Le Seuil, 1994
  • L'internationale, Paris, Noesis, 1996
  • Que transmettre à nos enfants (with Philippe Jammet), Paris, Le Seuil, 2000
  • Les Tabous de l'histoire, Paris, Nil, 2002
  • Le Livre noir du colonialisme (director), Paris, Robert Laffont, 2003.[6]
  • Histoire de France, France Loisirs, 2002 (ISBN 978-2744151897)
  • Le choc de l'Islam, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2003
  • Le Cinéma, une vision de l'histoire, Paris, Le Chêne, 2003
  • Les Tabous de L'Histoire, Pocket vol. 11949, NiL Éditions, Paris, 2004
  • Les individus face aux crises du XXe siècle : L'Histoire anonyme, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2005
  • Le ressentiment dans l' histoire. Odile Jacob, 2007. English (2010): Resentment in History, ISBN 978-0745646879 (paperback)
  • Ils étaient sept hommes en guerre : Histoire parallèle, Robert Laffont, Paris, 2007.
  • Autobiographie intellectuelle, Paris, Perrin, 2011
  • La Vérité sur la tragédie des Romanov, Paris, Taillandier, 2012.
  • Les Russes, l'esprit d'un peuple , Paris, Taillandier, 2017.
  • L'Entrée dans la vie, Paris, Tallandier, 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kevin J. Callahan "16 Marc Ferro (1924- )" in Philip Daileader & Philip Whalen, French Historians 1900-2000: New Historical Writing in Twentieth-Century France, John Wiley & Sons (2010), p. 240
  2. ^ "Marc Ferro".
  3. ^ Catinchi, Philippe-Jean (22 April 2021). "L'historien français Marc Ferro est mort". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. ^ translated by Nicole Stone. Routledge; 2nd edition, 2001, ISBN 978-0415267359
  5. ^ reedited in 1986 by Payot, ISBN 978-2228800303
  6. ^ paperback 2010 (ISBN 978-2818501092)