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Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales

Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales  
Former names
Annales d'histoire économique et sociale (1929 to 1939), Annales d'histoire sociale (1939–1942, 1945), Mélanges d’histoire sociale (1942–1944), Annales. Economies, sociétés, civilisations (1946–1994), Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales (1994-present)
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Social history
Language French
Edited by Étienne Anheim
Publication details
EHESS (France)
Publication history
Frequency three-monthly
ISSN 0395-2649
LCCN 49012430
OCLC no. 436601008
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Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales is a French academic journal covering social history that was established in 1929 by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre. The journal gave rise to an approach to history known as the Annales School. The journal began in Strasbourg as Annales d'histoire économique et sociale; it moved to Paris and kept the same name from 1929 to 1939. It was successively renamed Annales d'histoire sociale (1939–1942, 1945), Mélanges d’histoire sociale (1942–1944), Annales. Economies, sociétés, civilisations (1946–1994), and, finally, Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales in 1994.[1][2] In 2013 it began publication of an English language edition, with all the articles translated.

The scope of topics covered by the journal is wide but the emphasis is on social history and long-term trends (longue durée), often using quantification and paying special attention to geography[3] and to the intellectual world view of common people, or "mentality" (mentalité). Less attention is paid to political, diplomatic, or military history, or to biographies of famous men. Instead the Annales focused attention on the synthesizing of historical patterns identified from social, economic, and cultural history, statistics, medical reports, family studies, and even psychoanalysis.[1][2]

An online English language edition was planned for 2012.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b P. Burke, The French Historical Revolution. The Annales School 1929–89, p. 116 n. 2.
  2. ^ a b Hunt, Lynn. "French History in the Last Twenty Years: the Rise and Fall of the Annales Paradigm." Journal of Contemporary History 1986 21(2): 209–224.
  3. ^ See Lucien Febvre, La Terre et l'évolution humaine (1922), translated as A Geographical Introduction to History (London, 1932).
  4. ^ EHESS: Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales (Accessed Nov 2011)

External links

  • Official website
  • Éditions de l'EHESS
  • from 1929 to 2002.AnnalesFree access to all issues of the
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