Mickey Mouse Numbers in World History

The Short View

  • D. C. M. Platt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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  3. The Sowers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
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  4. The Reapers

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      Pages 39-39
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 85-91

About this book


A study of the miscalculations of the figures for "world" history employed by statistically-minded historians. It is the product, primarily, of the resources of the Bodleian Library at Oxford, aiming to show the great misuse of numbers and the fragility of the conclusions derived from them.


history statistics world history

Authors and affiliations

  • D. C. M. Platt
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-10302-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-10300-3
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