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Shrinking History

On Freud and the Failure of Psychohistory

Shrinking History by David E. Stannard
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Studies the burgeoning field of psychohistory - from Freud, its primogenitor, to its present-day academic practitioners - and argues that little, if any, psychohistory is good history. The author systematically points out the pitfalls, sheer irrationality, and ultimately ahistorical nature of this mode of historical inquiry.
Oxford University Press; June 1980
208 pages; ISBN 9780195365375
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Title: Shrinking History
Author: David E. Stannard