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Nield, 1980. Social Research 47(3):479-506

A Symptomatic Dispute? Notes on the Relation between Marxian Theory and Historical Practice in Britain
Keith Nield

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Theory and Social History
Arien Mack, Editor
Georg G. Iggers and Harold T. Parker
Volume 47, No. 3 (Fall 1980): 479-506

ABSTRACT: The 1960's debate between Perry Anderson in Origins of the Present Crisis, 'New Left Review' 1964 23: 26-54, and E. P. Thompson in The Peculiarities of the English, 'Socialist Register' 1965: 311-362, regarding the history of British capitalism and the role of theory in historical analysis prefigured present debates on theory and historiography; according to Anderson's theory of British history, bourgeois revolutionary failures from the 17th century on led to proletarian failures in the 20th century; Thompson, by successfully accusing Anderson of deriving a large-scale and illicit deduction from a French metaphysical model, drove such a wedge between historiographical theory and concrete analysis that the two have yet to be united.
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