Economia e Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0104-0618
LEAO, Igor Zanoni Constant Carneiro e CARVALHO, Anna Luiza Barbosa Dias de. An introduction of economic history. Econ. soc. [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.3, pp. 539-548. ISSN 0104-0618. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-06182008000300008.
This text is a small essay about the study and the practic of the Economic History, specially aiming the students in the first years of the Economics courses. Its objective is a contribution to the understanding of a difficult area of Economics, but where in Brazil we have had few but great masters such as Caio Prado Jr. and Celso Furtado. We begin by a discussion of its areas consecrated to the Economic Thinking to detain ourselves in the contribution of the Marxist thinking in a reflection about Economic History. Finally, we make some considerations about the economic formation in Brazil and its actuality in a way to stimulate the debate.
Palavras-chave : Economic history; Economic thought.