Albert Mathiez was born to an innkeeper’s family at La Bruyère in eastern France on Jan. 10, He graduated from the École Normale in After teaching. Albert Mathiez, an Historian at War. James Friguglietti. The present great war will not only change the face of the world in which we live. It will also transform our. Albert Mathiez, his pupil in method, and for the last twenty years the antagonist of his point of view, was struck down by apoplexy in the middle of a lecture on

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Being ignorant of history, these socialists were influenced by the teachings of M. He studied under Aulardwhose scientific method he adopted, although it led him to different conclusions. Both conclusions flow from the matyiez that a relationship between church and state will always be necessary, since both must still be around in order for them to relate.

Finally, as religious and educational questions held the first place in the struggle among the parties from to and beyond, the religious history of the Revolution and the origins of secularism interested Aulard every bit as much as those of political history properly speaking.

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And in his eyes this history was dominated by the evolution of ideas. Antagonisms were quickly manifested between the various bourgeois categories and between the bourgeoisie and the popular masses, accounting for the complexity of revolutionary history and the progression of its various stages. This would be, he said, my defense and my glory. Mathiez argued that these cults were profoundly related to the Revolutionaries’ views of the role of religion in society. Several things are already implied by this statement.


No other history of the Revolution has so closely approached reality. Slbert, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Historian: Albert Mathiez

More daringly albdrt time: It is this triple heritage that we intend to sustain and promote. When he began to separate himself for his teacher it was on a question of political history: First, religious institutions — i. A response to Harrison Fluss. The best of his spirit lives in me, even when I contradict him.

Albert Mathiez

Thus the social interpretation of the French Revolution was gradually perfected through a long development, secular to say the least. Who would say that his example no longer needs to be recalled, that there are no lessons to be drawn from his life or politics? From this flowed the development of abert working class movement and the growth of socialist ideas. He saw the terror as a necessary response to the circumstances, and characterized Robespierre as the patron of popular democracy, and regretted Robespierre’s overthrow.

Naturally their disagreement essentially concerns Danton and Robespierre. He complimented the policies of the Terror, arguing that the cost of living for ordinary Parisians fell more during than any other time. Originally published by the Communist League Tampa.


The thesis, on Revolutionary religious alberrtmarked him as a historian of independent mind. The more he deepened his Robespierrist studies, the more he insisted on the social opposition that gradually manifested itself between the Girondins and the Montagnards.

He likened Robespierre to the Bolshevik dictator Vladimir Lenin, describing them as dictators who used the same goals to achieve similar objectives. He continued this narrative in a much more detailed manner in The Thermidorian Reaction and The Directorate Aulard and his school.

To pose these questions demonstrates the continued fecundity of the work that mathiz them. This same approach has been applied by several of his students to the study of the popular urban masses.

And having palliated the faults slbert crimes of the guilty he demonstrated a sometimes excessive severity towards those who meted out justice. Whatever the elegies delivered, we cannot hide their points of disagreement. Modern Language Association http: Writing for the general public, and confined to a short text by the publisher, Mathiez here showed his mastery of French style and his ability to convince his readers.