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Networks and History

Bearman, Peter Shawn; Moody, James; Faris, Robert

Events and event structures compose the constituent elements of history. In order to construct historical accounts of event sequences, historians have to make cases. This article proposes a method for casing historical events. We illustrate the analytic strategy by considering a complex population of interrelated events that make up a narrative of revolution, counter revolution, and revolution in a small village in China. Implications for the methodology of historical social science are discussed.

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Complexity
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https://doi.org/10.1002/cplx.10054

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Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics
Sociology
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April 24, 2019