Historical Period: The 19th Century
Augustin Thierry (1795-1856) was a classical liberal historian who pioneered the collection, publication, and analysis of primary sources, especially for medieval French history. One of the themes of his work was the study of ruling elites or classes who came to power often through conquest.
- Author: The Formation and Progress of the Tiers État, or Third Estate in France 2 vols
- Author: The Historical Essays and Narratives of the Merovingian Era
- Author: History of the Conquest of England by the Normans 2 vols.