About the author: Dr. Snyder earned his PhD in history at Harvard University, and an MDiv at Union Theological Seminary. He is currently Professor of History and Director of Medieval-Renaissance Studies at New College in Sarasota.
1999 0-7734-8271-7 Macro-history is an attempt to create a model of the cultural-historical process that will explain historical change for all societies-civilizations. The proposed model operates in the spirit of the social sciences, not as a philosophy, focused on patterns of change and not some goal or end of history. It was developed as an alternative to the various myths of progress current in the West from Liberalism to Marxism, and should be tested both empirically and theoretically.