Augustin Thierry( Historian)
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Biography Augustin Thierry
A graduate of Ecole Normale SupцLrieure, Thierry at age 19 became the secretary and closest disciple of Saint-Simon (cm. Utopian socialism). Together with him wrote a series of journalistic articles.
. At the heart of the historic concept Thierry was the idea of the struggle between two classes: the privileged and the third estate, which included Thierry bourgeoisie, peasantry and working class
. On this were built four-volume essay 'History of the Norman conquest of England' and 'Letters on the history of France'.
After the Revolution of July 1830. Thierry has changed its original position. In this paper, "Experience the history of the origin and success of the third estate 'he had noted the positive role of the nobility, his patriotism.
. Manifestation of class contradictions Thierry seen also in the struggle for the autonomy of cities and municipal revolutions occurred
. In these processes Thierry perceived as one of the links in the formation of the bourgeois class, whose interests he has consistently defended. The tireless work and the associated enormous physical exhaustion led to the fact that in 1830, Mr.. Thierry blind, but with the help of relatives did not leave the creative activity, which became a vivid example of his 'Tales from the times of Mero-ving'. Written pen brilliant stylist, brilliant in form, based on the use of a large number of sources, 'Stories' Thierry attracted the attention of a wide range of readers in many countries.
. Thierry actively participated in the publication of a series of documentary sources - 'collection of unpublished monuments of history of the Third Estate', . one of the volumes of which appeared with his valuable foreword, . named author of 'Experience the history of the origin and success of the third estate',
. For his writings Thierry won election to the French Academy of Inscriptions.
. The Revolution of 1848, clearly demonstrated the existence of insurmountable contradictions between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, has identified the collapse not only of the scientific concept Thierry, but his vital foundations
. Shaken by the historian, wrote: '... the history of France, it seemed, was overturned as well as France itself. "