History and the Economic Past

History and the Economic Past

An Account of the Rise and Decline of Economic History in Britain

Book - 1987
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Is economic history a branch of economics or a part of history? The fusion of history and political economy attempted by the writers of the Scottish Enlightenment was destroyed when nineteenth-century English writers confined history to the political and constitutional past and attempted to make political economy an abstract science. This study of the rise and decline of economic history in Britain since the 18th century examines the emergence of economic history as an academic subject in opposition to both orthodox history and orthodox political economy. Discussing the 20th-century split between the "reformists" and the "neutralists," Coleman traces the remarkable boom in the subject after World War II and its decline in popularity in the last decade.
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780198283058
0198283059
Branch Call Number: HC28.5.G7 C65 1987
Characteristics: 150 p. ; 23 cm

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