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Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

French historian

1929   -  

country of citizenship: France
educated at: Lycée Henri-IV, École Normale Supérieure, Lycée Lakanal, Faculty of Arts of Paris
occupation: historian
award received: Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎
position held: president

Emmanuel Bernard Le Roy Ladurie (born 19 July 1929) is a French historian whose work is mainly focused upon Languedoc in the Ancien Régime, particularly the history of the peasantry. One of the leading historians of France, Le Roy Ladurie has been called the "standard-bearer" of the third generation of the Annales school and the "rock star of the medievalists", noted for his work in social history.
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