Great Historians

Based on the clues, name the historian
Some of the historians were not born on modern-day States, e.g., a certain "German" that was born in the Duchy of Schleswig. Therefore, the demonyns used might also refer to the affiliation to a certain linguistic or cultural group
Suggestions and corrections are absolutely welcome
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British Marxist historian and academic, specialist in 17th century English history
Christopher Hill
19th century German intellectual, Nobel Prize laureate and author of "A History of Rome"
Theodor Mommsen
Ancient Greece historian, often referred to as "The Father of History"
Famous 20th century British historian, author of the acclaimed 12-volume "A Study of History"
Arnold J. Toynbee
Leading figure of the Annales School 2nd generation, emphasized the role of large-scale socioeconomic factors in history
Fernand Braudel
Austrian historian, widely considered to be the pre-eminent scholar of the Holocaust, and author of the seminal study "The Destruction of the European Jews"
Raul Hilberg
American historians couple, authors of the 11-volume "The Story of Civilization", Pulitzer Prize laureates and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
Ariel and William Durant
19th century German historian, pioneer of the school of historical thought that idealized power held by so-called "great" men.
Johann Gustav Droysen
Annales School 4th generation leader, specialist in the history of books, publishing and reading
Roger Chartier
Greek historian of the Hellenistic period, whose work covered the sack of Carthage (146 BCE) and Rome's flourishing domain over the Mediterranean
Annales School 2nd geneartion historian, specialist in Latin American history
Pierre Chaunu
19th century German philosopher, economist, political theorist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist; acclaimed among historians for "The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon"
Karl Marx
Irish historian, best-known for his works in the Late Antiquity field
Peter Brown
19th century German historian, pioneer of empirical history, based on primary sources
Leopold von Ranke
Co-founder of the Annales School, this French historian served the Resistance and was executed by Nazis in 1944
Marc Bloch
Founded the Annales School alongside the above
Lucien Febvre
Roman historian, author of a monumental history of Rome, that covered since its foundations to the first years of the Empire
Titus Livius
German journalist, critic and editor, renowned by his monumental biographical work on Adolf Hitler
Joachim Fest
Annales School 2nd generation historian, specialized in the social and economic history of the Middle Ages
Georges Duby
British Marxist historian, best-known for the "Age of Extremes" and his trilogy regarding the "long 19th century"
Eric Hobsbawm
18th century British historian and MP, author of the monumental "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
Edward Gibbon
Annales School 3rd generation medievalist and leading figure of the New History movement
Jacques Le Goff
Athenian historian, reporter of the late 5th century BCE war that resulted in a Sparta triumph
British historian, specialist in intellectual history, and often identified with the post-1956 Western Marxism of the New Left
Perry Anderson
German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. An eclectic thinker, that combined elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism and Jewish mysticism
Walter Benjamin
American historian, Nobel Prize laureate, and co-author of the controversial "Time on the Cross"
Robert Fogel
British historian who specialized in 19th and 20th century European diplomacy, best-known for his contributions as journalist and broadcaster
A. J. P. Taylor
Pope famous for his "Dialogues", most notably, one regarding St. Benedict's life
Saint Gregory the Great
20th century British Marxist historian, best-known for his historical work on the British radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries
E. P. Thompson
Annales School 2nd generation historian, pioneer in the study of the economic history of the early modern period
Henri Hauser
19th century French historian, famous for his 19-volume "History of France", that covered since the early Frankish period to the Revolution
Jules Michelet
Roman senator and historian, whose major works examine the reigns of emperors Tiberius, Claudius, Nero, and those who reigned in the Year of the Four Emperors (CE 69)
Level 68
Jul 26, 2017
It's a long time since my history degree....