Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Braudel on the lack of a historical perspective in the social sciences

Sociologists and economists in the past and anthropologists today have unfortunately accustomed us to their almost total indifference to history. It does of course simplify their task.

2 comments:

KeyLawk said...

Heck, HISTORIANS are indifferent to history! This must be one of the curses of specialization.

Murr said...

Now, I'm puzzled by this comment. it can't possibly apply to Braudel. What do you mean? Can you give us some examples of historians who are indifferent to history?
Elucidate, we beg you!