A Review of 'The History Manifesto'

6 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015  

Mark Koyama

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Date Written: February 24, 2015

Abstract

I review Jo Guldi and David Armitage's The History Manifesto. I argue that the author's call for historians to return to the studying the longue-durée is indeed important. Nevertheless, I show that the History Manifesto does not succeed in making a persuasive case for privileging the role of historians in studying the longue-durée. It is a deeply flawed book that mischaracterizes numerous debates in economic history and other social sciences.

Keywords: Book Review, Economic History

JEL Classification: N01

Suggested Citation

Koyama, Mark, A Review of 'The History Manifesto' (February 24, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2569191

Mark Koyama (Contact Author)

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