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Achievements of the Annales School

Robert Forster
The Journal of Economic History
Vol. 38, No. 1, The Tasks of Economic History (Mar., 1978), pp. 58-76
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2119315
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

This article describes the various kinds of history pursued by the so- called "Annales School" in France. The author assesses the school's accomplishments and shortcomings and indicates what special relevance it has for economic historians. The strengths of the Annales School lie in an openness to the various approaches of neighboring disciplines, chiefly sociology and anthropology; an imaginative use of sources, especially those that can be treated "in series"; and a sensitivity to new historical problems, particularly those relating to pre-industrial societies. For the American-trained economic historian, the principal deficiency of the school is its failure to employ theory or develop a unified, explicit methodology.

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