A Companion to Global Historical Thought
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History 1. Aufl.
A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an in-depth overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, across the world, directly addressing the issues of historical thought in a globalized context. Provides an overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, across the world, through essays written by a team of leading international scholars Complements the Companion to Western Historical Thought, placing non-Western perspectives on historiography at the center of the discussion Explores the different historical traditions that have shaped the discipline, and the challenges posed by modernity and globalization
Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 Part I Premodern Historical Thought 19 1 History as a Way of Remembering the Past: Early India 21 Romila Thapar 2 Classical Chinese Historical Thought 34 Michael Puett 3 The Romance of the Middle Ages: Discovering the Past in Early Modern Japan 47 Thomas Keirstead 4 Buddhist Worlds 63 Ian Harris 5 Premodern Arabic/Islamic Historical Writing 78 Tarif Khalidi 6 Ottoman Historical Thought 92 Gottfried Hagen and Ethan L. Menchinger 7 “Premodern” Pasts: South Asia 107 Rosalind O’Hanlon 8 History, Exile, and Counter-History: Jewish Perspectives 122 Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin Part II Historiographies 137 9 The Legacy of Greece and Rome 139 Freyja Cox Jensen 10 America and Global Historical Thought in the Early Modern Period 153 Karen Ordahl Kupperman 11 European Societies and their Norms in the Process of Expansion: The Iberian Cases 169 Jean-Frédéric Schaub 12 The Global in Enlightenment Historical Thought 184 Jennifer Pitts 13 Hegel, Marx, and World History 197 Andrew Sartori 14 The World of Modern Japanese Historiography: Tribulations and Transformations in Historical Approaches 213 Curtis Anderson Gayle 15 Critical Theories of Modernity 228 Viren Murthy 16 On the Compatibility of Chinese and European History: A Marxist Approach 243 Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik 17 Modern Historiography in Southeast Asia: The Case of Thailand’s Royal-Nationalist History 257 Thongchai Winichakul 18 Historical Thought in the Other America 269 Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo 19 Histories of History in South Asia 293 Prathama Banerjee 20 Modern Historiography – Arab World 308 Alexis Wick 21 The Burden of Peculiarity: History and Historical Thought in Africa 321 Andreas Eckert Part III G lobal Histories and New Directions 335 22 Oceanic History 337 Michael Pearson 23 Environmental History and World History: Parallels, Intersections, and Tensions 351 Kenneth Pomeranz 24 Dependency Theory and World-Systems Analysis 369 Ravi Arvind Palat 25 Empires and Imperialism 384 Prasenjit Duara 26 Histories of Globalization(s) 399 Michael Lang 27 Comparative History and Its Critics: A Genealogy and a Possible Solution 412 George Steinmetz 28 Women, Gender, and the Global 437 Bonnie G. Smith 29 Indigenes and Settlers (Fourth World) 451 Lorenzo Veracini 30 History, Memory, Justice 466 Klaus Neumann 31 Beyond the Nation: Textbook Controversies and Contestations in a Globalizing World 482 Hanna Schissler Index 496
“A Companion to Global Historical Thoughtbelongs on the shelf of every academic library supporting any kind of history programme. The essays are thoughtful, thought-provoking and exhaustively footnoted . . . These essays are excellent end products to enjoy or places to start the journey to study big picture history.” (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2015)
Prasenjit Duara is the Raffles Professor of Humanities and Director of the Asia Research Institute as well as Director of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences at National University of Singapore. He is the author of Culture, Power, and the State: Rural North China, 1900–1942 (1988), which won the Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association and the Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, USA. Viren Murthy is Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where he specializes in Modern Chinese and Japanese intellectual history. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyan: The Resistance of Consciousness (2011). Andrew Sartori is Associate Professor of History at New York University, USA. He is co-editor of Global Intellectual History (with Samuel Moyn, 2013), the author of Bengal in Global Concept History (2008), and co-editor of From the Colonial to the Postcolonial (with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Rochona Majumdar, 2007). He is also co-editor of the journal Critical Historical Studies.
A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, directly addressing issues of historiography in a globalized context. Questions concerning the global dissemination of historical writing and the relationship between historiography and other ways of representing the past have become important not only in the academic study of history, but also in public arenas in many countries. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book considers the problem of "the global" – in the multiplicity of traditions of narrating the past; in the global dissemination of modern historical writing; and of "the global" as a concept animating historical imaginations. It explores the different intellectual approaches that have shaped the discipline of history, and the challenges posed by modernity and globalization, while illustrating the shifts in thinking about time and the emergence of historical thought. Complementing the Companion to Western Historical Thought, this book places non-Western perspectives on historiography at the center of discussion, helping scholars and students alike make sense of the discipline at the start of the twenty-first century.
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