A Review of 'The History Manifesto'
6 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 24, 2015
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
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