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David S. Landes

David Landes
Born (1924-04-29)April 29, 1924
New York City
Died August 17, 2013(2013-08-17) (aged 89)
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Nationality United States
Institution Harvard University
Field Economic History
Alma mater Harvard University
City College of New York
Influenced Niall Ferguson, Jeffrey Herf, Jeffrey Sachs, Leah Zell Wagner
Awards

Docteur honoris causa, Université de Lille, France, 1973 Docteur ès Sciences économiques et sociales, honoris causa, Université de Genève, Switzerland, 1990 Doctor, honoris causa, University of Ancona, 1990 Docteur ès Sciences économiques, Université de Neuchâtel, 1991 Docteur honoris causa, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, 1993 Doctor honoris causa, Bard College, 1999

Professor honoris causa, Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Jouy-en-Josas, 2000

David Saul Landes (usually cited as David S. Landes; April 29, 1924 – August 17, 2013) was a professor of economics and of history at Harvard University.[1] He was the author of "Bankers and Pashas", Revolution in Time, The Unbound Prometheus, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, and Dynasties.[2] Such works have received both praise for detailed retelling of economic history, as well as scorn on charges of Eurocentrism, a charge he openly embraced, arguing that an explanation for an economic miracle that happened originally only in Europe must of necessity be a eurocentric analysis.

Landes earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1953 and an A.B. from City College of New York in 1942.[3]

Historian Niall Ferguson called him one of his 'most revered mentors'.[4]

Landes had a scholarly disagreement with Stephen Marglin over the Industrial Revolution.

His son is Richard Landes, American historian and author, Professor in the Department of History at Boston University.

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  • Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)


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