This bright, engaging title provides a thorough and integrated review of comparative-historical methods. It sets out an intellectual history of comparative-historical analysis and presents the main methodological techniques employed by researchers, including: Comparative-historical analysis,; Case-based methods,; Comparative methods; Data, case selection & theory
Matthew Lange has written a fresh, easy to follow introduction which showcases classic analyses, offers clear methodological examples and describes major methodological debates. It is a comprehensive, grounded book which understands the learning and research needs of students and researchers.
Chapter 5: The Comparative Methods of Comparative-Historical Analysis
The Comparative Methods of Comparative-Historical Analysis
According to the renowned comparative historian Marc Bloch (1953), “there is no true understanding without a certain range of comparison” (42). Although Bloch's claims have subsequently been ignored by many of his fellow historians, comparative-historical researchers embrace Bloch's claims ...