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Jeffery Paige s Agrarian Revolution is that type of rare work in history or sociology that seeks a rand unifying theory of history much like Barrington Moore s Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy and Karl Polanyi s The Great Transformation The Agrarian Revolution is an example of science at its best I feel no need to ualify the word science that statement as pop science although it is very readable for the non expert like myself and I no need to ualify the science as social science simply because it is as intellectually rigorous as anything in the natural sciencesThe analysis is a perfect balance between rationalist and empiricist tendencies The balance that all Good Science Shares And The science shares and the of balance sorely lack. Popular Ebook, Agrarian Revolution author Jeffery M.
Jeffery M. Paige í 3 downloadHypothesis And this important and necessary work often brings less academic recognition "Than Theoretical Work Which "theoretical work which may suspect to be a major reason certain fields of social science lack such work In the last few chapters Paige describes how his theory applies to the examples of Peru Angola and VietnamI can t believe I had
the luck to find this almost unknown work at a used bookshop I m making that judgment based onluck to find this almost unknown work at a used bookshop I m making that judgment based on little I ve seen written about this book Although I am not knowledgeable enough in sociology to find disagreements with Paige s results I also cannot find anything wrong with his method of analysis I highly recommended this book for anyone with even a passing interest in sociology
in unifying theories of history. 5 pages isbn 9780029235805 format Hardcover and others. .OR IN UNIFYING THEORIES OF HISTORY.
Ing in some social science the field "Of Economics Comes To Mind As An "economics comes to mind as an that is in bad need of some actual empiricism In the first chapter Paige describes a classification of agrarian societies in the non industrialized world based partly on previous observational He then hypothesizes how each type of agrarian society will effect the type of class conflict that arise After laying out his hypothesis in chapter two Paige tests his model statistically against the patterns of revolt that existed in non industrialized nations mid twentieth century This is no small feat Pinning down each concept into a measurable form and figuring out how to
gather useful datauseful data be as intellectually challenging as formulating the original. Aige There are many interesting things in this book 43. .