The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

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  • ISBN: 0691144001
  • Author: Francesco Boldizzoni
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Genre: Professional & Technical
  • Date: July 25 2011
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

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 …