Roche, Daniel 1935–

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Roche, Daniel 1935–

(Daniel-Robert Roche)

PERSONAL:

Born July 26, 1935, in Paris, France; son of Henri and Renée Roche; married Fanette Pézard (a university professor), 1960; children: Olivier. Education: Attended École Normale Superieure, St. Cloud, France, 1956-60; Sorbonne, University of Paris, M.A., 1960, D.Litt., 1973.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Paris, France. Office—Collège de France, 11 Sq. Marcelin Berthelot, Paris 75231, France. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

École Normale Superieure, St. Cloud, France, assistant, 1961-69; Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France, research associate, 1969-73; University of Paris VII, Paris, associate professor of modern history, 1973-78; University of Paris I, Sorbonne, Paris, professor of modern history, 1978-97; European University of Florence, Florence, Italy, professor of history of European culture, 1985-89; Collège de France, Paris, professor, 1998—.

MEMBER:

Société d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, Société des Dix-huitièmistes Français, British Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Elected Member of l'Academia Europea, 1989; Grand Prix National d'Histoire, 1992; decorated Officier des Arts et Lettres, 1992, and Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite, 1996.

WRITINGS:

(Editor) Colloque d'histoire sociale, Saint-Cloud, France, 1967, Mouton (Paris, France), 1973.

Le Siècle des lumières en province au XVIII siècle, 1660-1789, Mouton (Paris, France), 1978.

Le Peuple de Paris, Aubier Montaigne (Paris, France), 1981, translation by Marie Evans published as The People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the Eighteenth Century, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1987.

(Editor and author of introduction) Journal de ma vie: Édition critique du journal de Jacques-Louis Ménétra, compagnon vitrier au XVIIIe siècle, Montalba (Paris, France), 1982, translation by Arthur Goldhammer published as Journal of My Life, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 1986.

(With Pierre Goubert) Les Français et l'ancien régime, A. Colin (Paris, France), 1984.

Sociétés et cultures dans la France d'ancien régime, A. Colin (Paris, France), 1985.

Les républicains des lettres: Gens de culture et lumières au XVIIIe siècle, Fayard (Paris, France), 1988.

(Editor, with Robert Darnton) Revolution in Print: The Press in France, 1775-1800, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1989.

La culture des apparences: Une histoire du vetement (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle), Fayard (Paris, France), 1989, translation by Jean Birrell published as The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the "Ancien Regime," Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 1994.

(With Jean Delumeau) Histoire des pères et de la paternité?, Larousse (Paris, France), 1990.

La France des Lumières, Fayard (Paris, France), 1993, translation by Arthur Goldhammer published as France in the Enlightenment, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1998.

(With Franco Angiolini) Cultures et formations négociantes dans l'Europe, Éditions de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France), 1995.

(With Vincenzo Ferrone) L'Illuminismo: Dizionario storico, Editori Laterza (Rome, Italy), 1997.

Histoire des choses banales: Naissance de la consommation dans les sociétés traditionnelles (XVIIe-XIXe siècle), Fayard (Paris, France), 1997, translation by Brian Pearce published as A History of Everyday Things: The Birth of Consumption in France, 1600-1800, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 2000.

(With others) Les écuries royales: du XVIe au XVIII siècle, Association pour l'Academie d'Art Équestre de Versailles (Paris, France), 1998.

La ville promise: Mobilité et accueil à Paris (fin XVIIe-début XIXe siècle), Fayard (Paris, France), 2000.

(With Daniel Reytier) Voitures, chevaux et attelages: Du XVIe au XIXe siècle, Association pour l'Academie d'Art Équestre de Versailles (Paris, France), 2000.

Répertoire des historiens français de la période moderne et contemporaine: Annuaire 2000, 3rd edition, CNRS Editions (Paris, France), 2000.

(With Daniel Reytier) Le cheval et la guerre du XVe au XXe siècle, Association pour l'Académie d'Art Équestre de Versailles (Paris, France), 2002.

Humeurs vagabondes: De la circulation des hommes et de l'utilité des voyages, Fayard (Paris, France), 2003.

(With Jacques Bouveresse) La liberté par la connaissance: Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002), Jacob (Paris, France), 2004.

La culture équestre de l'occident, XVIe-XIXe siècle, Volume 1: Le cheval moteur, essai sur l'utilité équestre: L'ombre du cheval, Fayard (Paris, France), 2008.

SIDELIGHTS:

Daniel Roche is a professor of history at the Collège de France in Paris and a preeminent historian of eighteenth-century French history. France in the Enlightenment explores the effects of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment period on the people of France from the perspective of those who experienced it. More than just a history of the Enlightenment, reported Marmo Mullaney in a Library Journal review, the work is "social and intellectual history combined." William Doyle noted in the New York Times Book Review that Roche "knows the world of eighteenth-century France both from the top down and from the bottom up; and nobody is better qualified to take a synoptic view of its whole society and culture…. [France in the Enlightenment] is the best cultural history of that extraordinary episode now available." Mullaney cautioned that the work, by "its very complexity, length, and scope will limit its appeal to specialists in the field."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Historical Review, June, 1998, Sarah Maza, review of Histoire des choses banales: Naissance de la consommation dans les sociétés traditionnelles (XVIIe-XIXe siècle), p. 903.

Library Journal, November 1, 1998, Marmo Mullaney, review of France in the Enlightenment, p. 110.

New York Review of Books, February 24, 2000, P.N. Furbank, review of France in the Enlightenment, pp. 38-40.

New York Times Book Review, August 3, 1986, Sarah Hanley, review of Journal of My Life, p. 12; July 9, 1989, Richard Bernstein, review of Revolution in Print: The Press in France, 1775-1800, p. 12; February 21, 1999, William Doyle, review of France in the Enlightenment.

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