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By Eileen A. Joy, Myra J. Seaman, Kimberly Bell, Mary K. Ramsey, Michael Uebel

ISBN-10: 0230610048

ISBN-13: 9780230610040

ISBN-10: 1349534323

ISBN-13: 9781349534326

This quantity brings jointly modern well known leisure, present political matters, and medieval background and tradition to enquire the intersecting and sometimes tangled relatives among politics, aesthetics, fact and fiction, in terms of problems with morality, identification, social values, energy, and justice, either some time past and the current.

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Unless otherwise noted, we are citing the original version. 26. Fernand Braudel, “Histoire et science sociale: La longue durée,” Annales ESC 13 (1958): 725–53; reprinted, trans. Sarah Matthews, in Histories: French Constructions of the Past, ed. Jacques Revel and Lynn Hunt, Postwar French Thought Series, Vol. 1 (New York: The New Press, 1995), p. 124 [115–45]. The Annales historians were less an official “school” than they were a loose affiliation of scholars with some shared aims who emerged in France in the late 1920s and were grouped around the journal titled Annales d’histoire economique et sociale, founded in 1929 by Lucien Febvre (1878–1956) and Marc Bloch (1886–1944).

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