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Ferro, Marc

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The Great War, 1914-1918 by Marc Ferro( Book )

108 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This radically new interpretation of the First World War and its causes, by one of the most brilliant of France's modern historians, reflects a new understanding of the nature of war, and its effects on society. Ferro sees the war as a natural response to pressures built into European society, and describes how revolutionary tension which was apparently submerged in 1914 burst out again in 1917. He includes much original material on the way the war was fought, and the social impact of the new technology, but the main focus of his interest is on social forces and movements rather than battles and events. He shows why men went to war, and why the world which they found after it was ended was totally transformed
Nicholas II : last of the tsars by Marc Ferro( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 1,476 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
Cinema and history by Marc Ferro( Book )

48 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omslagtit. : Le cinéma, agent et source de l'histoire. - Met bibliogr. Ook aanwezig in het Engels o.d.t.: Cinema and history. - Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 1988
The Russian Revolution of February 1917 by Marc Ferro( Book )

17 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Multiple languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taught by Marc Ferro( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies over de wijze waarop in diverse landen de geschiedenis wordt doorgegeven
Le livre noir du colonialisme : XVIe-XXIe siècle : de l'extermination à la repentance by Marc Ferro( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 481 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
Pétain by Marc Ferro( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des colonisations : des conquêtes aux indépendances : XIIIe-XXe siècle by Marc Ferro( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 447 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 353 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 )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HISTOIRE, enseignement
The use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taught to children by Marc Ferro( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 327 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
De la Russie à l'U.R.S.S : l'histoire de la Russie de 1850 à nos jours by René Girault( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in French and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de France by Marc Ferro( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and held by 253 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
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 228 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 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Marc Ferro's account of the dark force of resentment and revenge in modern times is a salutary reminder of how much history of a high order can contribute to an understanding of our turbulent world. If you think fundamentalist Islam came out of the blue, then read this book and think again." Jay Winter, Yale University." "This book, by a renowned and distinguished historian, is an arresting account of the role that resentment has played throughout history, from Antiquity and early Christiauity through to the present day." "At the origin of resentment we always find an injury, an act of humiliation, an affront, a trauma. Those who feel victimized cannot react because they are powerless. They brood on their desire for revenge, which they cannot satisfy but which constantly nags at them, until finally they explode with anger. This period of waiting may also be accompanied by a repudiation of the oppressor's values and a rehabilitation of the victim's own values, and this gives the oppressed new strength, fueling the act of revolt or revenge." "Ferro effortlessly weaves together historical examples such as the role played by resentment in the French and Russian revolutions, the resentment against the historical suffering of African Americans that underpinned the Civil Rights movement and the rise of black power, and the revival of resentment by proponents of radical Islam whose violent acts of terror in New York, London, and elsewhere have shaken the world."--BOOK JACKET
La revolution russe de 1917 by Marc Ferro( Book )

33 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in French and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas II by Marc Ferro( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoires de Russie et d'ailleurs : entretiens avec Jules Chancel et Jean-François Sabouret by Marc Ferro( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ferro Marc

Ferro, Marc Roger 1924-

Ferro, Mark.

Ferro, Mark, 1924-

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Marc Ferro Frans historicus

Marc Ferro fransk historikar

Marc Ferro fransk historiker

Marc Ferro französischer Historiker

Marc Ferro French historian

Marc Ferro historiador francés

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Марк Феро

Марк Ферро

Ферро, Марк

Ферро, Марк, 1924-

פארו, מרק, 1924-

페로, 마르크

フェロー, M

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October 1917 : a social history of the Russian revolutionThe use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taughtColonization : a global historyComment on raconte l'histoire aux enfants à travers le monde entierThe use and abuse of history, or, How the past is taught to childrenLe choc de l'Islam : XVIIIe-XXIe siècleResentment in historyNicolas II