History by numbers | Curio
News and insights read out for you.
10,000+ audio articles. 50+ world-leading publications.

All in 1 subscription.

Aeon logo

History by numbers

26 mins | Sep 3, 2022
story image
Historical data is not a kitten; it's a sabre tooth tiger. There are currently two ways of approaching historical studies. The first, more traditional approach, believes that it's a matter of individual agency, whereas the second attempts to quantify underpinning structures and patterns. Claire Lemercieris and Claire Zalc compare the merits and drawbacks of both.
Get unlimited access free for 7 days, then $6.67/month (billed annually)
Get started