David Landes about the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Piet Keizer

David Landes (1998) about the Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Introduction

Landes’ book is well-known in the world of economic history. It is much used at universities as textbook, and therefore it deserves a methodological account. Most economic historians are storytellers rather than model makers. Actually this is not a proper dual; it should not be one or the other. Stories can only be told systematically if the teller has a systematic analysis in mind. This analysis functions as a scope – be it a micro- or a macro-scope.

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