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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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Comparison in global history

Comparison in global history

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(p.69) 5 Comparison in global history
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Writing the History of the Global
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Prasannan Parthasarathi

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0005

The methods of comparative history pose an analytic focus for global history. Comparison must analyse not just one or two, but multiple paths of economic and historical development in the early modern world. Comparison must reach beyond the stereotypes of a dynamic Europe and stagnant Asia to show the strikingly different needs and imperatives leading towards different paths of economic and technological change.

Keywords:   comparative history, multiple paths, technological change, dynamism, stagnation, Eurasia

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