Blackwell Companions to World History: A Companion to World History

Editor/Author Northrop, Douglas
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-1-4443-3418-0
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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A Companion to World History presents 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.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Editor's Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Challenge of World History - Douglas Northrop
  • Part 1 Trajectories and Practices
  • 1 World History: Departures and Variations - Kenneth Pomeranz and Daniel A. Segal
  • 2 Why and How I Became a World Historian - Dominic Sachsenmaier
  • Researching the World: Techniques and Methods
  • 3 Becoming a World Historian: The State of Graduate Training in World History and Placement in the Academic World - Heather Streets-Salter
  • 4 The World Is Your Archive? The Challenges of World History as a Field of Research - Barbara Weinstein
  • 5 What Are the Units of World History? - Adam McKeown
  • Teaching the World: Publics and Pedagogies
  • 6 Meetings of World History and Public History - Leslie Witz
  • 7 Challenges of Teaching and Learning World History - Robert B. Bain
  • 8 Teaching World History at the College Level - Trevor Getz
  • Part II Categories and Concepts
  • Framing
  • 9 Environments, Ecologies, and Cultures across Space and Time - I.G. Simmons
  • 10 Deep Pasts: Interconnections and Comparative History in the Ancient World - Norman Yoffee
  • 11 Big History - Fred Spier
  • 12 Global Scale Analysis in Human History - Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall
  • 13 Region in Global History - Paul A. Kramer
  • 14 Scales of a Local: The Place of Locality in a Globalizing World - Anne Gerritsen
  • Comparing
  • 15 Comparative History and the Challenge of the Grand Narrative - Michael Adas
  • 16 The Science of Difference: Race, Indo-European Linguistics, and Eurasian Nomads - Xinru Liu
  • 17 Projecting Power: Empires, Colonies, and World History - Mrinalini Sinha
  • 18 The Body in/as World History - Antoinette Burton
  • 19 Benchmarks of Globalization: The Global Condition, 1850–2010 - Charles Bright and Michael Geyer
  • Connecting
  • 20 Networks, Interactions, and Connective History - Felipe Fernández-Armesto with Benjamin Sacks
  • 21 Objects in Motion - Scott C. Levi
  • 22 People in Motion - Kerry Ward
  • 23 Religious Ideas in Motion - Karin Vélez, Sebastian R. Prange, and Luke Clossey
  • 24 Diseases in Motion - Martin S. Pernick
  • 25 Bullets in Motion - Stephen Morillo
  • Part III Many Globes: Who Writes the World?
  • 26 The World from Oceania - Damon Ieremia Salesa
  • 27 The World from China - Weiwei Zhang
  • 28 Historicizing the World in Northeast Asia - Jie-Hyun Lim
  • 29 Writing Global History in Africa - David Simo
  • 30 Islamicate World Histories? - Huri Islamoglu
  • 31 The World from Latin America and the Peripheries - Eduardo Devés-Valdés
  • 32 (Re)Writing World Histories in Europe - Katja Naumann
  • 33 Other Globes: Shifting Optics on the World - Douglas Northrop
  • Bibliography