The Resource Alexandre Marc : [Fonds]

Alexandre Marc : [Fonds]

Label
Alexandre Marc : [Fonds], 1915-2000
Title
Alexandre Marc
Title remainder
[Fonds]
Inclusive dates
1915-2000
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • rus
  • fre
Biographical or historical data
Alexandre Marc was born Aleksander Markovitch Lipiansky in 1904 to a Russian-Jewish family in Odessa. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the family moved to France, where Marc attended the Lycée Saint-Louis. He read philosophy at the University of Jena, Germany. On his return to France he enrolled at the Ecole libre des Sciences politiques. In 1927 he began working at the Hachette publishing house. Marc, along with Denis de Rougement, took part in the founding of the 'Moulin Vert' club, a meeting spot for religious and ecumenical discussion of social and political issues. In 1930, Marc set up the international press agency Pax-Press, in the hope of bringing the people of different countries together; unfortunately this soon proved to be a failure. In the meantime, he founded the non-conformist political organisation Ordre Nouveau in 1931. Shortly after this he met Arnaud Dandieu which helped Marc define the doctrine of Ordre Nouveau. In 1933 Marc published his first book "Jeune Europe" and contributed to the review "Nouveau Ordre". He made a number of journalistic contacts and collaborated with Emmanuel Mounier in setting up the review "Esprit" (1932). Following Arnaud Dandieu's sudden death in August 1933, the Ordre Nouveau splintered, with international developments and the improper usage of the term 'new order' further complicating matters. Influenced by Dandieu's deathbed conversion and by reading St Augustin, Marc converted to Catholicism in October 1933. Marc's vehement 'Letter to Hitler', published in November 1933 caused further misunderstandings and led to his departure from "Esprit". Following financial difficulties, he and his family left for Midi (1934), and later for Aix-en-Provence (1937). Under threat of arrest by the German occupying forces, Marc and his family fled to Switzerland in 1943. After the end of the war, he renewed his journalistic activities. Particularly interested in the first efforts of the partisans towards a united Europe, Marc considered a European Federation to be the only possible salvation for humanity. As a member of La Fédération, where he met Robert Aron, founded in the aftermath of the liberation of France, he was one of the principle organisers of the Congress of the Union of European Federalists in Montreux (August 1947), where the Union of European Federalists (UEF) and the World Association of World Federalists (WAWF) were launched. At the Congress of Montreux, Marc was co-author of an economic report which was reminiscent of the ideas of the Order Nouveau, while Denis de Rougement presented a text on "the Federalist Attitude". Marc was later a member of the international coordination committee which organised the Congress of Europe in The Hague (May 1948), and was one of the leaders of the European Movement. That year, he abandoned his journalistic career (although he continued to write) to dedicate himself completely to his new activities. Marc died on 22 February 2000 in Vence, France.
Cataloging source
FIE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marc, Alexandre
Language note
Fonds in French, English, German and Russian. Inventory in French
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marc, Alexandre
  • Ordre nouveau (Political movement : 1969-1973)
  • Youth movements
  • Personalism
  • European federation
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Alexandre Marc : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/2229?item=AM
Instantiates
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Catherine Previti
Contents
Series: Youth, private life -- Non conformist and personalism mouvements -- Federalism -- University activities -- Books -- Documentation
Control code
FIEb1777844x
Data quality
Some documents are in poor or fragile condition.
Extent
17 linear meters.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
Deposited by the CIFE in the Spring 2003.
Organization method
The documents are arranged and classified on the basis of the life of the philosopher and, when it is possible, according to the original order.
System control number
(OCoLC)937546710
Terms governing use
Photocopying is limited to 500 copies per researcher. Copying of particularly fragile documents is not allowed.
Label
Alexandre Marc : [Fonds]
Link
http://archives.eui.eu/en/fonds/2229?item=AM
Note
Descriptions are the property of the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), but can be freely used provided that reference is made to the source. Described by Catherine Previti
Contents
Series: Youth, private life -- Non conformist and personalism mouvements -- Federalism -- University activities -- Books -- Documentation
Control code
FIEb1777844x
Data quality
Some documents are in poor or fragile condition.
Extent
17 linear meters.
Governing access note
Unrestricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
Deposited by the CIFE in the Spring 2003.
Organization method
The documents are arranged and classified on the basis of the life of the philosopher and, when it is possible, according to the original order.
System control number
(OCoLC)937546710
Terms governing use
Photocopying is limited to 500 copies per researcher. Copying of particularly fragile documents is not allowed.

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