Mathiez, Albert

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Name
Mathiez, Albert Gender: M
Albert-Xavier-Émile Mathiez
born on 10 January 1874 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Bruyères, France, 48n12, 6e43
Timezone LMT m6e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°20' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°49 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°49'



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Albert Mathiez (1918)
photo: Mcleclat, license gfdl

Biography

French historian, best known for his Marxist interpretation of the French Revolution. In his masterwork La Révolution française (3 vol. 1922–1924), Mathiez emphasized class conflict. He argued that 1789 pitted the bourgeoisie against the aristocracy and then the Revolution pitted the bourgeoisie against the sans-culottes, who were a proletariat-in-the-making. Mathiez greatly influenced Georges Lefebvre and Albert Soboul in forming what came to be known as the orthodox Marxist interpretation of the Revolution. Mathiez admired Maximilien Robespierre, praised the Reign of Terror and did not extend complete sympathy to the struggle of the proletariat.

Mathiez held the highly prestigious Sorbonne chair in French Revolutionary Studies and was the founder of the Societe des Etudes Robespierristes which led to the creation in 1908 of the highly regarded journal Annales révolutionnaries that became Annales historiques de la Révolution française in 1924.

Albert Mathiez died in Paris on 25 February 1932 at age 58.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in Annales historiques de la Révolution française by Albert Mathiez et al (Firmin-Didot, 1979), page 425: "L'an mil huit-cent soixante quatorze, le onze janvier à onze heures du matin devant nous Larère François Auguste maire et officier de l'état civil de la commune de la Bruyère... a présenté un enfant du sexe masculin, né en son domicile le jour d'hier à cinq heures du soir, de lui déclarant et de Thiebaud, Delphine Adélaïde, âgée de vingt-deux ans, cultivatrice, son épouse, auquel enfant, il a donné les prénoms de Albert Xavier Emile."

Categories

  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (French Communist Party)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History)