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Prologue

Michael Veseth

in Mountains of Debt: Crisis and Change in Renaissance Florence, Postwar Britain, and Postwar America

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064209
eISBN:
9780199854998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064209.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an experiment in comparative economic history. That is, it attempts to apply a model of structural change and fiscal crisis to two critical periods of the past: Renaissance Florence and ... More


Building on the Past: The Creative Power of History

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter is a manifesto for the reconstruction of economic history and calls for a new pact between history and the social sciences in order to counter the way economists have abused the past. ... More


Sociology and History: Partnership, Rivalry, or Mutual Incomprehension?

Roderick Floud and Pat Thane (eds)

in British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The 1960s was a period of ferment, intellectual excitement, optimism and expansion in all the social sciences, including sociology. It is, therefore, an appropriate starting point for a discussion of ... More


Donald Cuthbert Coleman 1920–1995

Peter Mathias and F. M. L. Thompson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

Donald Coleman was an outstanding economic historian, specialising in industrial history. ‘Labour in the English Economy of the Seventeenth Century’ (1956) was an early influential article by him. ... More


Restless Clio: A Story of the Economic Historians' Assessment of History in Economics

Chris Freeman and Francisco Louçã

in As Time Goes By: From the Industrial Revolutions to the Information Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251056
eISBN:
9780191596278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251053.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economic history has always been quite a peculiar department both in the domain of history and that of economics; dealing with change, institutions, collective rationality, and conflicting strategies ... More


Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

Most of what has been written on the economy of the Middle Ages is deeply influenced by abstract concepts and theories. The most powerful and popular of these guiding beliefs are derived from ... More


Truth on the Cross: Science and Ideology

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the roots of economic history. It then turns to the identity crisis faced by economic history today, brought about by the development of a movement founded in ... More


Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Challenging assumptions about the history and performance of the business corporation in the United States, this book seeks to explain more fully this crucial institution of capitalism. The authors ... More


The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Francesco Boldizzoni

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book challenges the hold that cliometrics—an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists—has exerted on the study of our economic past. This book calls for the ... More


The Fanciful World of Clio

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Cliometrics has evolved into a literary genre having little to do with numbers in the sense of econometric testing, though a lot to do with the deductive stance of the new institutional economics and ... More


Height and the High Life: What Future for a Tall Story?

Timothy Leunig and Hans-Joachim Voth

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses height as a reliable indicator of health status and standard of living. It also suggests that mapping from height to other measures of well-being has attracted the attention of ... More


The World we Have Lost: Macroeconomic Perspectives

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter covers macroeconomic issues, including economic cycles, money, price levels, the nature of growth, and the historical roots of underdevelopment. It shows how the micro level is logically ... More


Economics With a Human Face?

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The major misunderstanding about cliometrics comes from the subsequent spread of Douglass North's new institutional approach. North claims to have challenged traditional economic theory, which he ... More


The World we Have Lost: Microeconomic History

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter is the first of two that intends to show that it is possible to practice a different type of economic history from cliometrics, without lapsing into narrative history. It involves ... More


Edward Miller 1915–2000

BARBARA HARVEY and PETER LINEHAN

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

Edward Miller's deep understanding of the history of Europe, together with meticulous scholarship and an equable temperament, made him an ideal editor of wide-ranging works with many different ... More


Introduction

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

From the end of the eighteenth century, two overlapping processes of change transformed patterns of production and consumption in South Asia: the rise of colonial rule and globalization. By 1947, a ... More


Afterword: Toward New Renderings

Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter summarizes the major findings of the book's chapters and their revisionist implications. Rather than seeing the corporation as the dominant economic form simply because it was more ... More


Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Cormac Gráda Ó

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book offers a fresh, comprehensive economic history of Ireland between 1780 and 1939. Its methodology is mould breaking, and it is unparalleled in its broad scope and comparative focus. The book ... More


Social and Economic Issues in the Development of Steppe Scythia

N. A. GAVRILYUK

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Studies of the social and economic issues of the early societies emerged from the encounter of archaeology with other disciplines which are concerned with the sociological aspects of traditional ... More


Introduction

Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, and Martin Dribe

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the introduction, different contributions are brought together in an analysis of pre-industrial living standards in East and West, viewed in the light of the general debate on these issues from ... More


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