Jacques Le Goff

born 1924, one of the foremost European historians, influential co-founder of the “Nouvelle Histoire” school. Former president of the Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.


The history of innovation and revolt

Interview with Jacques Le Goff

The influential historian Jacques Le Goff talks about competing approaches and interdisciplinary challenges to the study of history today. Structural methods aside, he outlines to what extent historians can or should engage actively into current day political life.

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