Pierre Gaxotte (November 19, 1895 – November 21, 1982) was a French historian.
Biography [ edit ]
Gaxotte was born in
Revigny-sur-Ornain, Meuse. He began his career as a history teacher at the Lycée Charlemagne and later worked as a columnist for . Over the course of his life he authored numerous historical studies, and was elected to the Le Figaro in 1953. Académie française [1 ]
He is famous for his critical vision of the
French Revolution, notably in The French Revolution (1928), and for his rehabilitation of the French 18th century ( [2 ] Louis XV's Century, 1933). He is also known as a right-wing journalist of the period. Entre-deux-Guerres
Works in english translation [ edit ]
The French Revolution, C. Scribner's Sons, 1932. [3 ] [4 ]
Louis XV and His Times, J. B. Lippincott Co., 1934.
Frederick the Great, G. Bell and Sons, 1941 [Rep. by Yale University Press, 1942; Greenwood Press, 1975]. [5 ] [6 ]
The Age of Louis XIV, Macmillan, 1970.
References [ edit ]
^ Académie française (2011). "Pierre Gaxotte (1895-1982)" (in French). Academie-francaise.fr . Retrieved 21 November 2011.
^ Beum, Robert. "Ultra-Royalism Revisited," Modern Age, Summer 1997.
^ Andrews, George Gordon. "The French Revolution by Pierre Gaxotte," The Journal of Modern History, Vol. V, No. 1, Mar., 1933.
^ Brinton, Crane. "The French Revolution by Pierre Gaxotte," The American Political Science Review, Vol. 26, No. 6, Dec., 1932.
^ Trevor-Roper, Hugh. "Frederick the Great," Horizon, July 1941.
^ Brinton, Crane. "The Aggressor Can Win," The Saturday Review, May 9, 1942.