Seignobos, Charles

Seignobos, Charles

(shärl` sānyōbō`), 1854–1942, French historian. He taught at the Univ. of Paris and wrote many works on French and European history and civilization, some being contributions to the series edited by Ernest LavisseLavisse, Ernest
, 1842–1922, French historian. He was for many years a professor at the Sorbonne. His early works deal chiefly with the history of Prussia, particularly Frederick the Great.
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 and Alfred Rambaud. A number of these are widely used as textbooks in France. Seignobos's most outstanding book is his Histoire politique de l'Europe contemporaine (1897). Noted for his clear and unbiased narrative, Seignobos emphasized political history rather than social and economic change.
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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).

WORKS

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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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LANGLOIS, Charles Victor; SEIGNOBOS, Charles. Introduction aux etudes historiques.
LANGLOIS, Charles-Victor; SEIGNOBOS, Charles. Introducao aos estudos historicos.