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Fact and relevance; essays on historical method

Author: M M Postan
Publisher: Cambridge [England] University Press, 1971.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of fourteen essays in which Professor Postan draws together for the first time his contributions to the debate on historical method, and discusses from a variety of different angles, the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M M Postan
ISBN: 0521078415 9780521078412
OCLC Number: 117334
Description: x, 187 pages 22 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: 1. Reason in social study; 2. History and the social sciences; 3. The historical method in social science; 4. Function and dialectic in economic history; 5. Fact and relevance in historical study; 6. Economic and social history; 7. Economic growth; 8. A plague of economists?; 9. The uses and abuses of economics; 10. Agriculture and economic development: a lesson of history; 11. Technological progress in post-war Europe; 12. A study of history; 13. Karl Marx: a democrat?; 14. Hugh Gaitskell: political and intellectual progress.
Responsibility: [by] M.M. Postan.
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