In Living Economic and Social History
103 contributors discuss the nature
and social history, past, present and future. Several trace their early influences
and relate changes in the discipline to their own career path, memories and reflections.
Many write of the key relationship between history and economics, particularly what
historical study can bring to the discipline of economics. Others praise the broad
church nature of the subject, and of the Society, emphasising the place of social
history and the relationship between economic and social history and other social
sciences. Several contributors write, above all, of the need for economic history
to be accessible, appealing and entertaining whilst addressing big moral questions.
Gerald Aylmer, Maurice Beresford, Y.S. Brenner, A.R. Bridbury, Steven
Broadberry, Stephen Caunce, Christopher Chalklin, Martin Chick, L.A.
Clarkson, François Crouzet, L.M. Cullen, Lance Davis, Lord Meghnad
Desai, Marguerite Dupree, Jan de Vries, Christopher Dyer, Stanley
Engerman, Alan Everitt, Douglas Farnie, Marc Flandreau, Roderick Floud,
James Foreman-Peck, Mark Freeman, W.R. Garside, Edwin Green, Knick
Harley, Mark Harrison, Negley Harte, Max Hartwell, Michael Havinden,
Riitta Hjerppe, R.L. Hills, Paul Hohenberg, Colin Holmes, Anthony
Howe, Pat Hudson, Janet Hunter, Harold James, Bernard Jennings, David
J. Jeremy, Christine Johnstone, W.P. Kennedy, Eric Kerridge, Charles
P. Kindleberger, Steve King, D.S. Landes, A.J.H. Latham, Anne Laurence,
Richard Lawton, Clive Lee, Christopher Lloyd, Paolo Malanima, J.D.
Marshall, Peter Mathias, Bob Millward, Ranald Michie, Giorgio Mori,
P.K. O'Brien, Avner Offer, Helen Paul, Karl Gunnar Persson, Robin
Pearson, George Peden, Harold Perkin, Richard Perren, Brian Phillips,
N.J.G. Pounds, Roger L. Ransom, Alastair Reid, Eric Richards, W.W.
Rostow, E. Royle, W.D. Rubinstein, Osamu Saito, Michael Sanderson,
John Saville, Pam Sharpe, Rick Steckel, Victor Skipp, Barry Supple,
Richard Sylla, Rick Szostak, Eric Taplin, Yoshiteru Takei, Alice Teichova,
Joan Thirsk, F.M.L. Thompson, Janet Tierney, Richard Tilly, Steve
Tolliday, B.R. Tomlinson, Jim Tomlinson, Gabriel Tortella, Rick Trainor,
G.N. von Tunzelmann, Hans-Joachim Voth, Immanuel Wallerstein, Malcolm
Wanklyn, Ron Weir, Chris Wrigley.