Navigating History: Economy, Society, Knowledge, and Nature: Essays in Honour of Prof. Dr. C.A. Davids

P. Brandon (Editor), Sabine C.P.J. Go (Editor), S.W. Verstegen (Editor)

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In Navigating History: Economy, Society, Knowledge, and Nature the contributors present new research that touches on the core themes developed in Karel Davids’s work. The book reflects Davids’s omnivorous character as a scholar. Nevertheless, there are common strands that run throughout the introduction and fourteen chapters gathered here. Major themes include resources of knowledge, cultures of learning, and humans and their natural environment. Together, these fourteen essays provide a fascinating panorama of social, economic, and environmental history of the past millennium. The book seeks to bring back the different levels of geographical scope, fusing the local, the national and the global. Contributors are: Ulbe Bosma, Pepijn Brandon, Jaap Bruijn, Petra van Dam, Victor Enthoven, Sabine Go, Marjolein ’t Hart, Raoul De Kerf, Jan Lucassen, Karin Lurvink, Joel Mokyr, Marijn Molema, Bert de Munck, Pál Nyiri, Harm Pieters, Matthias van Rossum, Joost Schokkenbroek, Jeroen Touwen, Wybren Verstegen, and Jan Luiten van Zanden.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages376
ISBN (Electronic)9789004381568
ISBN (Print)9789004381551
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Publication series

NameLibrary of Economic History
ISSN (Print)1877-3206

Bibliographical note

eBook published: 24-12-2018


  • Economic History
  • History of Science
  • Knowledge
  • Environmental History
  • Labour History
  • Historiography


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