European University Institute Library

A companion to world history, edited by Douglas Northrop

"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 "--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The Challenge of World History Douglas Northrop Part I Trajectories and Practices 1 World History: Departures and Variations Kenneth Pomeranz and Daniel 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 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: politics, pedagogies, and economies 6 Meetings of World History and Public History Leslie Witz 7 K-12 teaching Bob Bain 8 Teaching World History at the College Level: Works in Progress 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 Fernandez-Armesto with Benjamin Sacks 21 Objects in Motion: The Long History of Globalization Scott C. Levi 22 People in Motion Kerry Ward 23 Religious Ideas in Motion Karin Ve; lez, 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: A Noncentric and Holistic Perspective Weiwei Zhang 28 World History as a Nationalist Rationale: On Patriotic World History and Its Consequential Eurocentrism in Japan and Korea Jie-Hyun Lim 29 Writing Global History in Africa David Simo 30 Islamicate World Histories? Huri Islamoǧlu 31 Peripheral consciousness emerging in Latin American thought, and elsewhere in the world Eduardo Deve; s-Valde; s 32 Fresh Look from an Old Place: (Re-)Writing World Histories in Europe Katja Naumann 33 Other Globes: Shifting Optics on the World Douglas Northrop
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xix, 617 pages, maps, 26 cm.

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