Pax Cliometrica

  • Donald N. McCloskey
Part of the Studies in Economic and Social History book series (SESH)


In this way historical economics won the West. While winning the United States, however, it was sending armies elsewhere, as Duke William’s cousins conquered Apulia and Sicily, too. A survey of many thousands of writings cannot be complete. But to conclude with a rapid tour of the outposts, a mere selective list of who has done or is doing what will perhaps make one point clear: that historical economics can reinterpret histories other than the American. To some degree it already has, which will be news to many in its home. Like most national histories, American economic history is provincial, and its practitioners are mostly unaware that historical economics thrives also in such climes as Canada, Britain, Japan, Italy and far Australia fair.


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© The Economic History Society 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald N. McCloskey
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  1. 1.University of lowaUSA

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