Pattern and Repertoire in History

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 432 pages
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The aim of this book is to analyze clusters of similar "elementary" occurrences that serve as the building blocks of more global events. Making connections between seemingly unrelated case studies, Roehner and Syme apply scientific methodology to the analysis of history. Their book identifies the recurring patterns of behavior that shape the histories of different countries separated by vast stretches of time and space. Taking advantage of a broad wealth of historical evidence, the authors decipher what may be seen as a kind of genetic code of history.
  

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Contents

Where History and Sociology Meet
1
Part I Revolutions
55
Part II Wars
205
Part III Prospects
333

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About the author (2009)

Tony Syme is Lecturer in Economic History, St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford.

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