George Unwin

George Unwin held the chair of economic history at Manchester from 1910 until his death in 1925. He contributed like no other scholar in the establishment of economic history as a serious line of inquiry in Britain, transplanting there the finest aspects of the by then mature continental European tradition. His work is set apart by the thoroughness of his primary research, his methodological rigor and clarity of prose. Many believe him to be among the most penetrating and philosophical minds ever to be attracted to economic history.