Maurice Aymard

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Historian, a specialist in economic and social history in modern times, Maurice Aymard is director of studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), former director of the Fondation Maison de sciences de l'homme and former director of the section of modern and contemporary history of the French School of Rome (1972-76).

He is the author of numerous publications on the Mediterranean world and on Italy in particular. He co-directed a history of Sicily after the unity of Italy and two stories of Europe, one in five volumes at Einaudi (Storia d'Europa), and the other in French, with Hélène Ahrweiler, at Herman's (The Europeans).

He also devoted himself to the history of food (Claude Grignon, Françoise Sabban and Maurice Aymard, Le Temps de manger) and the history of friendship. In addition, he is a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Committee of the Polish Historical and Literary Society in Paris.

Selected Bibliography

  • Venise, Raguse et le commerce du blé dans la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle, Paris, SEVPEN, 1966.
  • Dutch Capitalism and world capitalism/ Capitalisme hollandais et capitalisme mondial, Cambridge/Paris, 1979.
  • With Giuseppe Giarrizzo (éds.), Storia d'Italia. Le Regioni dall'Unità ad oggi: la Sicilia, Turin, Einaudi, 1987.
  • With Harbans Mukhia (éds.), French Studies in History , vol.1: The Inheritance , vol.2: New departures, New-Delhi, Orient Longman, 1988/89.
  • With Perry Anderson, Paul Bairoch, Walter Barberis et Carlo Ginzburg (éds.), Storia d'Europa , Turin, Einaudi, 5 vol., 1993-96).
  • Co-direction with Claude Grignon and Françoise Sabban, Le Temps de manger, Paris, Editions de la MSH/Editions de l'INRA, 1994.
  • Co-direction with Hélène Ahrweiler, Les Européens, Paris, Hermann, 2000.
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