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Ferro, Marc

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Nicholas II : last of the tsars by Marc Ferro( Book )

47 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the world's preeminent historians, Marc Ferro is a leading member of the Annales School of France and a recognized authority on early twentieth-century European history. For well over two decades, in volumes such as The February Revolution of 1917 and October 1917, he has demonstrated an unsurpassed skill in capturing the social and political forces that led to the Russian Revolution. Now Ferro turns his considerable talents to the biography of one of the pivotal figures of that era, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. For this important new biography, Ferro has searched extensively in Russian archives to illuminate Nicholas's character. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a reluctant leader, a young man forced by the death of his father into a role for which he was ill-equipped. A conformist and traditionalist, Nicholas admired the order, ritual, and ceremony identified with the intangible grandeur of autocracy, and he hated everything that might shake that autocracy - the intelligentsia, the Jews, the religious sects. His reign, as Ferro documents, was one of continual trouble: a humiliating war with Japan; the 1905 revolution that forced Nicholas to accept a constitutional assembly, the Duma; the international crisis of 1914, leading to World War I; and finally the Revolution of 1917, forcing his abdication. Throughout, we see a Tsar who was utterly opposed to change and to the ferment of ideas that stirred his country, who felt it was his duty to preserve intact the powers God had entrusted in him. Ferro also provides an intimate portrait of Nicholas's personal life: his wife Alexandra; his four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia, sisters so close they signed letters "OTMA," the initials of their Christian names; his son and heir Alexis, who suffered from hemophilia; and the various figures in the court, most notably Rasputin, whose ability to revive the frequently ailing Alexis made him indispensable to the Tsaritsa. (Ferro recounts that, when Alexandra heard of Rasputin's murder, she collapsed in anguish, certain her son was lost; but when Nicholas heard the news while with the army, he simply walked off whistling cheerfully.) Perhaps most intriguing is Ferro's chapter on the fate of the Tsar and his family, examining all the rumors and contradictory testimony that swirl around this still cloudy event. Ferro concludes that Alexandra and her daughters may have survived the revolution, and the woman who later surfaced in Europe claiming to be Anastasia may well have been so. This authoritative biography by one of the world's great historians shines a bright light on an ordinary man raised to an extraordinary station, who carried an unwanted burden, which crushed him
The Great War, 1914-1918 by Marc Ferro( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, his most famous work, Marc Ferro looks at the realities faced by the millions who fought in the Great War and their families at home. In doing so, he presents us with one of the most significant reappraisals of the war ever written."--Jacket
The use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taught by Marc Ferro( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book for anyone interested in history, what it is and where it comes from. Engaging and challenging, it confronts us with the many "histories" that exist and have existed around the world, from the Zulu kingdoms to Communist China. The Use and Abuse of History takes as its starting point the way history is taught to children. The different narratives that constitute the histories of countries as diverse as India, Iran, Trinidad and the United States make for fascinating reading in their own right. What makes this book so valuable, though, is what these narratives tell us about the societies which created them--how much is history distorted in order to condition the minds of those who are taught it? A pioneer in its field that has become a key text of contemporary historiography, this is a book that poses fundamental and disturbing questions about the use and abuse of history
The Russian Revolution of February 1917 by Marc Ferro( Book )

18 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema and history by Marc Ferro( Book )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October 1917 : a social history of the Russian revolution by Marc Ferro( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Multiple languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pétain by Marc Ferro( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le livre noir du colonialisme : XVIe-XXIe siècle : de l'extermination à la repentance by Marc Ferro( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in French and English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse les étapes et les mécanismes du colonialisme : ses excès, ses méfaits, les discours de légitimation qui ont accompagné la colonisation, montre que ce système n'a pas seulement existé en Occident, mais aussi chez les Arabes, les Russes ou les Japonais et que le colonialisme se perpétue actuellement sous de nouvelles formes
Histoire des colonisations : des conquêtes aux indépendances : XIIIe-XXe siècle by Marc Ferro( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'historien traite de toutes les pratiques coloniales des Européens, russes y comprises, mais également de la colonisation arabe, turque, japonaise, pour établir leurs points communs, leurs différences. Le point de vue des ex-colonisés est également présenté. Avec un nouveau chapitre sur un phénomène nouveau appelé l'impérialisme multinational
Colonization : a global history by Marc Ferro( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a synthesis and analysis of colonialism from its origins to the present. Marc Ferro gives comparative coverage of all the European colonial powers (including Russia), as well as Arab, Turk and Japanese colonialism. In addition, he presents perspectives from the ex-colonies, offering an alternative to the conventional Euro-centric view. He emphasizes the social and cultural aspects of colonization, and looks at the new types of societies and economies to which it gave birth. The book also covers decolonization, and the author looks at how the globalization of the world economy has affected independence movements up to the present day
Comment on raconte l'histoire aux enfants à travers le monde entier by Marc Ferro( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llamada de atención sobre la necesidad de examinar todas las imprecisiones históricas sobre algunos periodos y acontecimientos específicos. Así, a través del análisis de una decena de sociedades, el autor ejemplifica cómo, en cada una de ellas, hay acontecimientos que se dicen a los niños y otros que se les ocultan o matizan
Histoire de France by Marc Ferro( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une première partie retrace ce que la mémoire collective a gardé du passé et la façon dont elle l'a retenu ; une seconde partie tente de cerner l'identité de la France en examinant en quoi la société née de cette histoire s'est différenciée de celle de ses voisins. Une tentative de conciliation d'une histoire évènementielle à celle, plus rigoureuse, des universitaires
La Révolution de 1917 by Marc Ferro( Book )

22 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la Russie à l'U.R.S.S : l'histoire de la Russie de 1850 à nos jours by René Girault( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire sous surveillance : science et conscience de l'histoire by Marc Ferro( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La revolution russe de 1917 by Marc Ferro( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le choc de l'Islam : XVIIIe-XXIe siècle by Marc Ferro( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderniser l'Islam ou islamiser la modernité ? Ce dilemme est examiné à travers les moments forts de l'histoire des deux derniers siècles. A bien des égards, nous avons surtout affaire, selon l'historien, à un choc en retour des traumatismes que le monde de l'Islam a connus pendant cette période
Resentment in history by Marc Ferro( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meetings in no man's land : Christmas 1914 and fraternization in the Great War by Marc Ferro( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soldiers 'football match' and the unofficial ceasefire of Christmas 1914 has become a legend of the Great War, but fraternization between enemy troops was actually widespread. In winter 1914, after months of marching, soldiers on both fronts began to dig trenches, and the war became a battle of attrition in which young men faced each other across what was often only a few yards of the muddy, bombed landscape called No Man's Land. Trapped in this devastation the soldiers of both armies experienced a shared feeling of pointlessness that culminated in the unofficial armistice of Christmas 1914, when German and English soldiers laid down their weapons for a few hours of joyful peace and carol singing. In this book, four international experts look at the Truce of Christmas 1914 by examining personal accounts, diaries, and letters from soldiers
Diez lecciones sobre la historia del siglo XX by Marc Ferro( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En los orígenes de nuestro tiempo… Tal podría ser el título de estas lecciones; ellas contribuyen a hacer comprender las supervivencias de todas esas crisis que el pasado no ha resuelto. En consecuencia, se encuentra aquí el análisis de dos guerras mundiales, del comunismo en la URSS, de la colonización y de su fin; pero también se da cuenta del fracaso de las ideologías, de la vuelta de las religiones, y especialmente del islam, de la mundialización de las economías, de los saberes y de los medios de difusión. Paralelamente, al estudio de estos fenómenos, estas lecciones ponen también en tela de juicio nuestro conocimiento de la historia, sus medios de producción, sus formas, escritas y cinematográficas en particular. Una última lección aborda los límites del campo de la historia: los hechos cotidianos ¿son historia?
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The use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taught
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The Great War, 1914-1918The use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taughtCinema and historyOctober 1917 : a social history of the Russian revolutionColonization : a global historyComment on raconte l'histoire aux enfants à travers le monde entierLe choc de l'Islam : XVIIIe-XXIe siècleResentment in historyMeetings in no man's land : Christmas 1914 and fraternization in the Great War