Between Two Cultures: An Introduction to Economic History

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - Business & Economics - 198 pages
In this wise and witty work, a world-renowned economic historian takes us behind the scenes to observe a small band of scholars reconstructing the past with the tools of economic analysis and the narrative power of the traditional historian.
 

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A scholarly, entertaining look at the objectives and techniques of economic historiography. Cipolla (Economics and History/Berkeley) explains that economic historians must rely on business and ... Read full review

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This is an engaging book on the art of doing economic history. In the first half, Cipolla, a well-known economic historian, presents an insightful discussion of the techniques of historical analysis ... Read full review

Contents

What is Economic History?
3
Identifying the Issues
14
Source Criticism
29
Reconstructing the Past
53
Conclusion
74
Fiscal and Legislative Sources
97
Statistics and their Forerunners
120
Foreign Intelligence Reports
133
Private Sources
146
International Organizations
171
Bibliography
177
Index
193
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About the author (1992)

Carlo M. Cipolla was the author of Before the Industrial Revolution and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He died in 2000.

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