- Matthew Lange - McGill University, Canada
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.
A very good reading with clear and concise narrative on the spectrum of comparative-historical methods in social sciences with examples of effective evaluation of these methods and good guidance for students on how and when to apply these methods.
It is extremely helpful to be able to offer this text for doctoral students. It is available at all our seminar sessions.
will definitely included it as recommended reading, might even adopt it as essential reading
Matthew Lange covers in his book a limited and somewhat specific area of historial studies. Comparative-Historial Methods provides core guidelines for historians who are not content with following a simple narrative, but endeavour more ambitious comparative projects. So far this approach has been neglected in historiography. Any researcher and advanced student will be grateful for this book.
This book offers a very specific commentary which will be useful to a small group of students
Useful book because there currently is no single-author monograph on comparative historical methods.
Besides its concentration on developments in the U.S. the book offers a good overview nad will be listed as supplemental reading in my courses