The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

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The Poverty of Clio challenges the hold that cliometrics--an approach to economic history that employs the analytical tools of economists--has exerted on the study of our economic past. In this provocative book, Francesco Boldizzoni calls for the reconstruction of economic history, one in which history and the social sciences are brought to bear on economics, and not the other way around. Boldizzoni questions the appeal of economics over history--which he identifies as a distinctly American attitude--exposing its errors ...

The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History 2011, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691144009

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