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Jules Michelet

French historian

1798   -   1874

movement: Romanticism
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: Lycée Charlemagne
occupation: historian, archivist, writer, diarist, professor, translator, philosopher
award received: Concours général
student of: Abel-François Villemain, François Guizot
influenced by: John Locke, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat de Condorcet, David Hume, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Jules Michelet (French: [ʒyl miʃ.lɛ]; 21 August 1798 – 9 February 1874) was a French historian. He was born in Paris to a family with Huguenot traditions. In his 1855 work, Histoire de France (History of France), Jules Michelet was the first historian to use and define the word Renaissance ('Re-birth' in French), as a period in Europe's cultural history that represented a drastic break from the Middle Ages (which he loathed), creating a modern understanding of humanity and its place in the world. Historian François Furet wrote that his History of the French Revolution (1847) remains "the cornerstone of all revolutionary historiography and is also a literary monument". His aphoristic style emphasized his anti-clerical republicanism.
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works

6

Satanism and Witchcraft

1862 book on the history of witchcraft

author: Jules Michelet

1862

Histoire de France

book by Jules Michelet

author: Jules Michelet

La Femme

livre de Jules Michelet

author: Jules Michelet

1860

Histoire de la Révolution française

book by Jules Michelet

author: Jules Michelet

1847

Histoire de la Révolution française

book by Jules Michelet

author: Jules Michelet

1853

La Femme

Essai de Jules Michelet

author: Jules Michelet

1860

articles

11

Histoire moderne ( 1834 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Jules Michelet

Louvois et Saint-Cyr ( 1861 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Jules Michelet

Madame Henriette d’Angleterre ( 1859 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Jules Michelet

Martin Luther ( 1832 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Jules Michelet

Paris et la France sous Law ( 1863 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: Jules Michelet

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