Albert Soboul

Albert Soboul was born into a peasant family in the Cévennes in 1914. A pupil of Georges Lefebvre, whom he acknowledges as his outstanding teacher, he gained his doctorate with his monumental study of the Parisian sansculottes. In 1967 he became Professor of the History of the French Revolution at the Sorbonne. He is now also President of the Société des Etudes robespierristes, and General Secretary of the Annale historique de la Révolution Française.

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