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Writing the History of the GlobalChallenges for the Twenty-First Century$
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Maxine Berg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265321

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.001.0001

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Reflections on doing global history

Reflections on doing global history

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(p.32) 3 Reflections on doing global history
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Writing the History of the Global
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Jan De Vries

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0003

What difference has global history made to non-national historical agendas such as regional studies and studies based on ecological zones? The methods of regional history have many parallels with global history. Both transcend questions of boundaries and engage in methods of connection and comparison. Conceiving a polycentric early modern world challenges us to cross mental boundaries.

Keywords:   regions, ecological zones, boundaries, comparison, Industrial Revolution, academic history writing

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