Charles Seignobos

Seignobos, Charles


Born Sept. 10, 1854, in Lamastre; died Apr. 24, 1942, in Ploubazlanec. French historian.

Beginning in 1890, Seignobos taught at the Sorbonne. He dealt with ancient and medieval history in his early works but later concentrated primarily on modern history. His works, written from a positivist point of view, are filled with concrete historical material; they deal chiefly with political history, especially parliamentary history. Seignobos also wrote works on the methodology of historical research, including Introduction to the Study of History, written in collaboration with C. V. Langlois (Russian translation, 1899).


Le Régime féodal en Bourgogne jusqu’en 1360. Paris, 1882.
Histoire de la civilisation. Paris, 1885.
Le Déclin de l’Empire et l’établissement de la III-e République. (Histoire dela France, vol. 7. Edited by E. Lavisse.) Paris [1921].
Histoire sincere de la nation française, 29th ed. Paris, 1933.
In Russian translation:
Politicheskaia istoriia sovremennoi Evropy. St. Petersburg, 1898.
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En el presente estudio, nos interesa abordar la critica de Henri Marrou a lo que el llama positivismo historico, corriente historiografica que el autor asocia fundamentalmente a historiadores como Charles Langlois y Charles Seignobos y que se cristaliza en su texto emblematico, Introduction aux Etudes historiques (3).
Veja-se, por exemplo, o zelo demonstrado por Lucien Febvre para especificar o que era historicamente proprio da "religiao" de Rabelais (FEBVRE 1968), ou seja, que nao bastavam documentos para identificar o personagem como ateu; portanto, recompondo a historicidade do contexto em que Rabelais vivia, contrasta significativamente com o tratamento a-historico que dispensa a Charles-Victor Langlois e Charles Seignobos, os autores da Introduction aux etudes historiques (1898) (LANGLOIS; SEIGNOBOS 1992).
El punto de vista de la fuente resulta epistemologicamente esencial para el trabajo historiografico, como muestran en un memorable debate Emile Durkheim y Charles Seignobos (1908).
An additional consideration, perhaps, is an old observation by the French historian Charles Seignobos.
at the same time that Darwin and Lyell were making their remarkable insights about the vast age that preceded our own, the great German historian Leopold yon Ranke and French scholars Charles Langlois and Charles Seignobos were establishing the modern discipline of history.
En contra de lo que se suele afirmar, opina que ni Charles Seignobos ni Leopoldo von Ranke fueron defensores explicitos del objetivismo.
Second, and more importantly, he resuscitates the reputations of nineteenth-century historians such as Charles Seignobos and Charles-Victor Langlois, whose writings and teachings found such disfavor with twentieth-century Annales historian Lucien Febvre and others.
La premiere partie de l'ouvrage est consacree au projet d'une histoire scientifique , lentement muri depuis Auguste Comte jusqu'a Charles-Victor Langlois et, bien sur, Charles Seignobos, deja revisite par Antoine Prost (dont on s'etonne de ne pas trouver les Douze lecons sur l'histoire dans la bibliographie) dans un article de 1994.
In part two of the book, Charle examines the efforts of Hippolyte Tame, Charles Seignobos and L[acute{e}]eon Blum to move independently within the increasing ly differentiated and mediated literary field.
There is commonality between this testimony and the ideas of Charles Seignobos and Emile Durkheim, isolated in chapter 5.
Note, for example, Lucien Febvre's zeal to specify what was historically proper of Rabelais' own "religion" (FEBVRE 1968), since, according to the historian, documents were not enough to identify the character as an atheist; thus the historical account of the context in which Rabelais lived contrasts significantly with the ahistorical treatment Febvre gives to Charles-Victor Langlois and Charles Seignobos, authors of Introduction aux etudes historiques (1898) (LANGLOIS; SEIGNOBOS 1992).