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Kent den Heyer

Kent den Heyer is Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Questions of historical agency concern the human influences on change and continuity in human communities over time. Environmental factors and deadly viruses, to name but two nonhuman entities, clearly impact human lives...

The functions of comparison and its specifics in historical research

Mikhail Krom

Mikhail Krom is Professor of Comparative Studies in History at European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He is the author of Historical Anthropology (2010) and The Widowed Tsardom: The Political Crisis in Russia in the 1530s and the 1540s (2010). He is also the editor of History and Anthropology: Interdisciplinary Studies at the Turn of the 21st Century (co-edited with David Sabean and Gadi Algazi, 2006) and The Routledge Handbook of Maritime Trade Around Europe 1300-1600 (co-edited with Wim Blockmans and Justyna Wubs-Mroziewicz, 2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Guyatt

Elizabeth Guyatt has translated from Russian since living and working in Moscow in the 1990s. She chaired the Translating Division of the Chartered Institute of Linguists from 2016-2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Historical Comparison

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Historians, unlike both sociologists and political scientists, are conspicuous for never having shown particular interest in the logical bases of comparison. When they do reflect on methodology – which...