Archival Evidence

  • Graham Brownlow
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


Archival research is required to acquire original source materials, both quantitative and qualitative. This chapter illustrates the value of cultivating a historical temperament in economic research and argues that nurturing archival interpretation is key to developing such a temperament. Examples demonstrate how newly acquired archival materials formed the basis of recently published studies in economic history.

JEL Classification

A10 B41 N01 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Brownlow
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  1. 1.Queen’s Management SchoolBelfastUK

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