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David Landes

         (1924-2013)

Fue profesor de Historia y Ciencias económicas en las universidades de Harvard, Columbia y California en Berkeley. Hasta su fallecimiento, fue emérito en la de Harvard.

Sus trabajos fueron alabados por Eric Hobsbawn, entre muchos otros.

Durante su carrera, escribió diversas monografías, hoy en día clásicas (La riqueza y la pobreza de las naciones, Revolución en el tiempo), que se han traducido a varios idiomas.

Para Revolución en el tiempo se basó en intuiciones de Lewis Mumford, de 1934, para quien el reloj no es un medio para seguir la marcha de las horas sino para sincronizar las acciones humanas, de ahí que el reloj a su juicio sea la máquina vital de la industria moderna (mucha más que la famosa máquina de vapor). Lo escribió tras un curso en la Universidad de Zúrich y se tradujo de inmediato en París; pero el autor lo amplió luego con muchas informaciones.

Falleció el 17 de agosto de 2013 en la localidad estadounidense de Haverford a los 89 años de edad.2

Obras:
Bankers and Pachas, 1958
The Unbound Prometheus, 1969.
Revolution In Time, 1985.
The Wealth And Poverty Of Nations. (Why Some Are So Rich And Some So Poor), 1998.
The invention of enterprise: entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times, ed. David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, y William J. Baumol, Princeton (New Jersey), Princeton University Press, 2010.
Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution, Cambridge (MA), Harvard University, 1995, ed. por Patrice Higonnet, David S. Landes, Henry Rosovsky.
Traducciones al español[editar]
Progreso tecnológico y revolución industrial. Tecnos. 1979. ISBN 9788430907915.
Revolución en el tiempo: el reloj y la formación del mundo moderno. Crítica. 2010. ISBN 9788498921212.
La riqueza y la pobreza de las naciones. Por qué algunas son tan ricas y otras tan pobres. Crítica. 2008. ISBN 9788484325994.
Dinastías: fortunas y desdichas de las grandes familias de negocios. Critica. 2006. ISBN 9788484327363.

 

David Saul Landes 89, died on August 17, 2013 in Haverford, PA. He was the beloved husband of Sonia T. Landes, who died on April 12, 2013, after 69 years of marriage. He was the father of Jane Landes Foster, Richard Allen Landes, and Alison Landes Fiekowsky. Grandfather of eight and great-grandfather of nine.

David's family immigrated to New York from Husi, Romania in 1904. David was born April 29, 1924. David served in the Signal Corp. of the U.S. Army in World War II, becoming a Second Lieutenant with a field promotion in May 1944. He earned degrees from the City College of New York and Harvard University, and was awarded numerous honorary degrees from European universities, including Université de Lille, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, and most recently the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.

In 1964 Harvard University elected him Professor of History, and he remained at Harvard University for the balance of his career, retiring in 1997, as the Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics, bridging the disciplines of history and economics. David was one of the preeminent scholars of his generation and is particularly known for arguing the central role of culture in economic development. Among his distinguished works were The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, (New York : Norton 1998), Bankers and Pashas, The Unbound Prometheus, Revolution in Time, and Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Worlds Great Family Businesses.

In addition, he published over fifty articles and served as editor of numerous publications. David's scholarship has been translated into over a dozen languages. In the 1970s he became an astute and avid watch collector, known to makers and devotees of watches and time keeping. He served as Chairman of American Professors for Peace in the Middle East in the 1970s. He was devoted to Judaism, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel, a legacy continued by his descendants.

Excerpted from The Boston Globe on August 20, 2013

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