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Volume One: Historical Social Science: Presuppositions and Prescriptions Introduction Towards Integration and Unity in the Human Sciences: The Project of Historical Sociology A Classical Exordium Critical Studies in the Logic of the Cultural Sciences - Max Weber Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy - Karl Marx PART ONE: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Unity and Diversity in the Human Sciences - Fernand Braudel From Social History to the History of Society - Eric Hobsbawm The Historical Method in Social Science - M M Postan History, Sociology, Historical Sociology - Philip Abrams Future History - Charles Tilly History and Anthropology - Bernard Cohn The State of Play History and Anthropology - Clifford Geertz Why Is Economics Not an Evolutionary Science? - Thorstein Veblen Economic History and Economics - Robert Solow Not Just What, but When - Paul Pierson Timing and Sequence in Political Processes The Use and Abuse of Psychology in History - Frank Manuel Towards the Problem of the Historical Nature of Psychological Processes - Alexander Luria Social Psychology as History - Kenneth Gergen Volume Two: Foundations of Historical-Sociological Inquiry Introduction The Historicality of Human Social Existence: The Search for a Grounded, Synthesizing Analytics PART TWO: Ontology of the Social-Historical Section One: Nominalism, Social Realism and Dialectical Totality Holism versus Individualism in History and Sociology - Ernest Gellner Historical Explanation in the Social Sciences - J W N Watkins Reply to Mr Watkins - Ernest Gellner Sociology and Empirical Research - Theodore Adorno Contributions to a Phenomenology of Historical Materialism - Herbert Marcuse Reification and the Sociological Critique of Consciousness - Peter Berger and Stanley Pullberg Explanation and Understanding - Paul Ricoeur On Some Remarkable Connections among the Theory of the Text, Theory of Action and Theory of History Morphogenesis versus Structuration - Margaret Archer On Combining Structure and Action Theory of Action, Dialectic and History - William Sewell Jr Comment on Coleman Actors and Actions in Social History and Social Theory - James Coleman Reply to Sewell Transcending General Linear Reality - Andrew Abbott Section Two: Temporality and Causality Temporality - Jean-Paul Sartre Phenomenology of the Three Temporal Dimensions Time - George Herbert Mead History and the Social Sciences - Fernand Braudel The Longue Dur[ac]ee The TimeSpace of World-Systems Analysis - Immanuel Wallerstein Historical Sociology and Time - Ronald Aminzade Temporality and Process in Social Life - Andrew Abbott Causes, Connections and Conditions in History - Michael Scriven History, Differential Equations and the Problem of Narration - Donald McCloskey Comparing Historical Sequences - A Powerful Tool for Causal Analysis - Dietrich Rueschemeyer and John Stephens Volume Three: The Logic of Historical-Sociological Inquiry Introduction Evidence, Interpretation and Explanation in Historical Social Science PART THREE: EXPLANATORY DISPUTES AND CHALLENGES Section One: From Laws That 'Cover' to Narratives That 'Bind'? The Uses of History in Sociology - John Goldthorpe Reflections on Some Recent Tendencies Evidence and Explanation in History and Sociology - Joseph M Bryant Critical Reflections on Goldthorpe's Critique of Historical Sociology John Goldthorpe and the Relics of Sociology - Nicky Hart In Defence of 'Grand' Historical Sociology - Nicos Mouzelis In Praise of Macro-Sociology - A Reply to Goldthorpe - Michael Mann Have Historical Sociologists Forsaken Theory - Jill Quadagno and Stan Knapp Narrative and the Real World - David Carr An Argument for Continuity Section Two: Historical Evidence and the Logic of Hermeneutics Evidence and Inference in History - Raymond Aron Four Types of Inference from Documents to Events - Vernon K Dibble Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research, I and II - Jennifer Platt The Wrong Way through the Telescope - Peter Laslett A Note on Literary Evidence in Sociology and in Historical Sociology Archaeological Cables and Tacking - Alison Wylie Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance - Ann Laura Stoler Section Three: Emplotment, Rhetoric and the Postmodernist Challenge The Discourse of History - Roland Barthes The Question of Narrative in Contemporary Historical Theory - Hayden White On Sources and Narratives in Historical Social Science - Joseph M Bryant Progress in Historical Studies - Raymond Martin Volume Four: Social Worlds in Flux: Legacies and Transformations Introduction Theories and Methods Applied: Research Exemplars in Historical Social Science PART FOUR: EXPLICATING THE DIALECTIC OF STRUCTURE, CULTURE AND AGENCY Section One: Origins, Trajectories, Legacies Technological Innovation and Economic Progress in the Ancient World - M I Finley Origins and Traditions in Islam and Christianity - Bryan S Turner A Modified View of Our Origins - Louis Dumont The Christian Beginnings of Modern Individualism The Islamic Commerical Crisis - Timur Kuran Institutional Roots of Economic Underdevelopment in the Middle East Blood and Debt - Miguel Angel Centeno War and Taxation in Nineteenth-Century Latin America The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis - Lynn White Jr Clio and the Economics of QWERTY - Paul A David Section Two: Conjunctures, Ruptures, Transformations Conquistador y Pestilencia - Alfred Crosby The First New World Pandemic and the Fall of the Great Indian Empires Three Faces of Cruelty - Randall Collins Towards a Comparative Sociology of Violence Pump and Circumstance - Steven Shapin Robert Boyle's Literary Technology Time, Work Discipline and Industrial Capitalism - E P Thompson Goodbye to Tristes Tropes - Marshall Sahlins Ethnography in the Context of Modern World History Were the Perpetrators of Genocide 'Ordinary Men' or 'Real Nazis'? Results from Fifteen Hundred Biographies - Michael Mann The Production of Possession - Aihwa Ong Spirits and the Multinational Corporation in Malaysia Bureaucracy, Friends and Money - Frank Pieke The Growth of Capital Socialism in China

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