Monday, September 12, 2011

“Historically Speaking” Features Forum on The Great Divergence

The September issue of Historically Speaking, the bulletin of the Historical Society (THS), features a forum entitled "Ten Years After: Reflections on Kenneth Pomeranz’s The Great Divergence" (full title: The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Princeton University Press, 2000). As explained in the introduction, the forum consists of papers from a panel hosted by the Economic History Association at the 2011 meeting of the American Historical Association in Boston. The five panelists have revised their papers for Historically Speaking. Philip Hoffman, Peter Coclanis, Jan de Vries, and R. Bin Wong comment on The Great Divergence, and Kenneth Pomeranz responds.
   Historically Speaking is available to non-THS members via Project Muse, usually accessible through college and university libraries; brief abstracts are available to all.