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A Companion to World History


A Companion to World History


Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History 1. Aufl.

von: Douglas Northrop

144,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 07.08.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781118305478
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 640

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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale
List of Maps, Figures, and Tables xNotes on Contributors xi Editor's Acknowledgments xviii Introduction: The Challenge of World History 1Douglas Northrop PART I TRAJECTORIES AND PRACTICES 13 1 World History: Departures and Variations 15Kenneth Pomeranz and Daniel A. Segal 2 Why and How I Became a World Historian 32Dominic Sachsenmaier Researching the world: techniques and methods 43 3 Becoming a World Historian: The State of Graduate Training in World History and Placement in the Academic World 45Heather Streets-Salter 4 The World Is Your Archive? The Challenges of World History as a Field of Research 63Barbara Weinstein 5 What Are the Units of World History? 79Adam McKeown Teaching the world: publics and pedagogies 95 6 Meetings of World History and Public History 97Leslie Witz 7 Challenges of Teaching and Learning World History 111Robert B. Bain 8 Teaching World History at the College Level 128Trevor Getz PART II CATEGORIES AND CONCEPTS 141 Framing 142 9 Environments, Ecologies, and Cultures across Space and Time 143I.G. Simmons 10 Deep Pasts: Interconnections and Comparative History in the Ancient World 156Norman Yoffee 11 Big History 171Fred Spier 12 Global Scale Analysis in Human History 185Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall 13 Region in Global History 201Paul A. Kramer 14 Scales of a Local: The Place of Locality in a Globalizing World 213Anne Gerritsen Comparing 227 15 Comparative History and the Challenge of the Grand Narrative 229Michael Adas 16 The Science of Difference: Race, Indo-European Linguistics,and Eurasian Nomads 244Xinru Liu 17 Projecting Power: Empires, Colonies, and World History 258Mrinalini Sinha 18 The Body in/as World History 272Antoinette Burton 19 Benchmarks of Globalization: The Global Condition, 1850–2010 285Charles Bright and Michael Geyer Connecting 301 20 Networks, Interactions, and Connective History 303Felipe Fernández-Armesto with Benjamin Sacks 21 Objects in Motion 321Scott C. Levi 22 People in Motion 339Kerry Ward 23 Religious Ideas in Motion 352Karin Vélez, Sebastian R. Prange, and Luke Clossey 24 Diseases in Motion 365Martin S. Pernick 25 Bullets in Motion 375Stephen Morillo PART III MANY GLOBES: WHO WRITES THE WORLD? 389 26 The World from Oceania 391Damon Ieremia Salesa 27 The World from China 405Weiwei Zhang 28 Historicizing the World in Northeast Asia 418Jie-Hyun Lim 29 Writing Global History in Africa 433David Simo 30 Islamicate World Histories? 447Huri Islamoðlu 31 The World from Latin America and the Peripheries 464Eduardo Devés-Valdés 32 (Re)Writing World Histories in Europe 478Katja Naumann 33 Other Globes: Shifting Optics on the World 497Douglas NorthropBibliography 527 Index 576 List of Maps, Figures, and Tables x Notes on Contributors xi Editor’s Acknowledgments xviii Introduction: The Challenge of World History 1Douglas Northrop PART I TRAJECTORIES AND PRACTICES 13 1 World History: Departures and Variations 15Kenneth Pomeranz and Daniel A. Segal 2 Why and How I Became a World Historian 32Dominic Sachsenmaier Researching the world: techniques and methods 43 3 Becoming a World Historian: The State of Graduate Training in World History and Placement in the Academic World 45Heather Streets-Salter 4 The World Is Your Archive? The Challenges of World History as a Field of Research 63Barbara Weinstein 5 What Are the Units of World History? 79Adam McKeown Teaching the world: publics and pedagogies 95 6 Meetings of World History and Public History 97Leslie Witz 7 Challenges of Teaching and Learning World History 111Robert B. Bain 8 Teaching World History at the College Level 128Trevor Getz PART II CATEGORIES AND CONCEPTS 141 Framing 142 9 Environments, Ecologies, and Cultures across Space and Time 143I.G. Simmons 10 Deep Pasts: Interconnections and Comparative History in the Ancient World 156Norman Yoffee 11 Big History 171Fred Spier 12 Global Scale Analysis in Human History 185Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall 13 Region in Global History 201Paul A. Kramer 14 Scales of a Local: The Place of Locality in a Globalizing World 213Anne Gerritsen Comparing 227 15 Comparative History and the Challenge of the Grand Narrative 229Michael Adas 16 The Science of Difference: Race, Indo-European Linguistics, and Eurasian Nomads 244Xinru Liu 17 Projecting Power: Empires, Colonies, and World History 258Mrinalini Sinha 18 The Body in/as World History 272Antoinette Burton 19 Benchmarks of Globalization: The Global Condition, 1850–2010 285Charles Bright and Michael Geyer Connecting 301 20 Networks, Interactions, and Connective History 303Felipe Fernández-Armesto with Benjamin Sacks 21 Objects in Motion 321Scott C. Levi 22 People in Motion 339Kerry Ward 23 Religious Ideas in Motion 352Karin Vélez, Sebastian R. Prange, and Luke Clossey 24 Diseases in Motion 365Martin S. Pernick 25 Bullets in Motion 375Stephen Morillo PART III MANY GLOBES: WHO WRITES THE WORLD? 389 26 The World from Oceania 391Damon Ieremia Salesa 27 The World from China 405Weiwei Zhang 28 Historicizing the World in Northeast Asia 418Jie-Hyun Lim 29 Writing Global History in Africa 433David Simo 30 Islamicate World Histories? 447Huri Islamo?lu 31 The World from Latin America and the Peripheries 464Eduardo Devés-Valdés 32 (Re)Writing World Histories in Europe 478Katja Naumann 33 Other Globes: Shifting Optics on the World 497Douglas Northrop Bibliography 527 Index 576
“This new volume offers insightful reflections by both leading and emerging world historians on approaches, methodologies, arguments, and pedagogies of a sub-discipline that has continued to be in flux as well as in need of defining itself as a relevant alternative to the traditional national, regional, or chronological fields of inquiry” (Choice) "The focus...on the practicalities of how to do world history probably gives it its edge. Its thirty-three chapters are grouped into sections that address how to set up research projects in world history, how to teach it, how to get jobs in it, how to frame it, and how it is done in various parts of the globe. It is an actual handbook, in other words, as opposed to a sample of exemplary work." (English Historical Review)
Douglas Northrop is Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. His first book, Veiled Empire: Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia (2004), won the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize and the Heldt Prize.
A Companion to World History offers a comprehensive overview of the variety of approaches and practices utilized in the field of world and global history. This state-of-the-art collection of more than 30 insightful essays - including contributions from an international cast of leading world historians and emerging scholars in the field - identifies continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in the field, while pointing out fruitful directions for further discussion and research. Themes and topics explored include trajectories and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, global approaches to writing world history, and precisely what is at stake in world history. By considering issues of both scholarship and pedagogy from a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale, a startling amount of fresh insights are gained and new challenges posed. With its rich collection of global viewpoints, A Companion to World History is an essential resource for the study of the world's past.

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