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Jean J. Seznec

Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford, 1950–72. Author of Marcel Proust et les dieux and others.

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Jules Michelet, detail of an oil painting by Thomas Couture; in the Carnavalet Museum, Paris.
Jules Michelet, French nationalist historian best known for his monumental Histoire de France (1833–67). Michelet’s method, an attempt to resurrect the past by immersing his own personality in his narrative, resulted in a historical synthesis of great dramatic power. Michelet was the son of a…
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