Psychohistory: Is it Dead? Or Just Sleeping?

posted Jan 16, 2014, 1:34 PM by Professor Katz   [ updated Jan 16, 2014, 1:46 PM ]
Fads come and go in historiography.  Psychohistory had its moment.  It came upon us with Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History by Erik H. Erikson (1902-1994), published in 1958:


Maybe psychohistory will make a comeback.  For some of us, 1958 is within living memory:


One thing is for certain: the writing of history was worse in 1958, but the music was better:


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