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February 14th, 2012

Public Uses of History: Expectations and Ambiguities

Submitted by Jacques Revel, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

In 1876, the first issue of the Revue historique was published in Paris. The birth of the journal is commonly seen as a founding moment. History was now defined as a professional discipline, with explicit scientific and more precise methodological requirements, with specific and codified forms of training and a strong sense of academic community. [...]

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