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Jacques LE GOFF

French Jacques LE GOFF

born Jacques Louis LE GOFF

French historian and prolific author specializing in the Middle Ages

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Born: on January 01, 1924 in Toulon, France
Died: on April 01, 2014 in Paris, France


Le Goff championed the Annales School movement, which emphasizes long-term trends over the topics of politics, diplomacy, and war that dominated 19th century historical research. From 1972 to 1977, he was the head of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). He was a leading figure of New History, related to cultural history. Le Goff argued that the Middle Ages formed a civilization of its own, distinct from both the Greco-Roman antiquity and the modern world.

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