The European History Book Prize 2012 has been assigned to Mr. Charles-Francois Mathis, for his book In Nature We Trust: English landscapes in the industrial age, published by Presses Universitaires Paris-Sorbonne. How were the first movements to protect nature born? What were their motivations and their ideology? What resistance and what support have they encountered?
These are the questions that this work attempts to answer, by studying the case of England between 1750 and 1914, a symbolic space for the development of industrialization and urbanization, and one of the pioneer countries in terms of the preservation of nature.
The European History Book Prize created in 2009 by the “Association of Historians for the Promotion and Dissemination of Historical Knowledge” is awarded each year by a European jury of historians and European personalities, to the he book which will have best contributed to publicizing the history of the peoples and civilization of Europe. This Prize aims to foster a better understanding of today's Europe and to help the citizens of the European Union to know each other better and to become aware of their common destiny.
In Nature We Trust: English Landscapes in the Industrial Age, by Charles-François Mathis. PUPS editions, October 2010.
See also: the site of the Association of Historians for the promotion and dissemination of historical knowledge.