This article aims at exploring the intellectual roots of the polemological project, thanks to which Gaston Bouthoul became one of the representatives of the field of social sciences in France after 1945. Rather than “the claim to fame” of a single man, polemology can be considered, as Bouthoul himself conceded, as a “moral heritage” of which he was the custodian: that of a collective sociology of war. Work on this heritage began in the International Institute of Sociology in 1915, with René Worms and Guillaume-Léonce Duprat notable contributors.
- Bouthoul (Gaston)
- Duprat (Guillaume-Léonce)
- Gini (Corrado)
- Institut International of Sociology
- Worms (René)