Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Charles Tilly

Crooked Timber and other blogs carry the news this morning of the death of Charles Tilly, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University and path-breaking scholar on war, the state and social change and other topics. Tilly's work has been important to new scholarship on the history of law and war. Among his works are European Revolutions: 1492-1992, Durable Inequality, and "War Making and State Making as Organized Crime."

Tilly was just awarded the Albert Hirschman Prize from the Social Science Research Council. An interview with Tilly is here. Johann Peter Murmann's blog provides a guide to Tilly's writing about methodology and many links including one to the article How (and What) Are Historians Doing?