Raoul Blanchard, 1877-1965

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A direct disciple of Vidal de la Blache, Raoul Blanchard undertook doctoral research on Flanders and then devoted the remained of his career to the French Alps, where he headed the Institut de Geographie Alpine at Grenoble and edited the Revue de Geographie Alpine. Together with his doctoral students, he challenged the academic hegemony of geographers at the Sorbonne. His studies of Grenoble and Annecy were pioneer works in urban geography. Starting in 1917, he taught for part of most years in North American universities and undertook a massive research project on Quebec that gave rise to many volumes. At the age of sixty, he started another major project on the geography of the western Alps, making this the most studied region of France. - (HC)

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Article de périodique

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Geographers. Biobibliographical studies, issn : 0308-6992, 2013, vol. 32, p. 6-32, nombre de pages : 27

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Mansell

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