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As stated in the “About” section of the website, Arts & Econ began as a simple conference website. After the conference, it aimed to become…

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Guns, Germs, and Gothic

Guns, Germs, and Gothic

By Diana Greenwald Jared Diamond—Professor of Geography at UCLA—argued in his Pulitzer-Prize-winning book Guns, Germs and Steel (1997, see Chapters 13-14, 16, Epilogue) that one major…

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Karl Marx and the economic history of art

What about Karl Marx?

By Diana Greenwald In the opening pages of The Social History of Art (1951), Arnold Hauser discusses prehistoric cave paintings. About these works, he asks, “What…

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