19 1 / 2014

"The aims of this essay will be to show why the longue durée retreated before its recent return; to explain why it has come back; to analyze the nature of its revival; and, finally, to ask how the return of the longue durée might change the questions historians ask, while giving us a greater sense of purpose and a wider range of audiences—academic and non-academic, public and institutional, social- scientific and policy-oriented—for our work as scholars and teachers."