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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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Writing about divergences in global history: some implications for scale, methods, aims, and categories

Writing about divergences in global history: some implications for scale, methods, aims, and categories

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(p.117) 8 Writing about divergences in global history: some implications for scale, methods, aims, and categories
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Writing the History of the Global
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Kenneth Pomeranz

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0008

Kenneth Pomeranz, whose book The Great Divergence was one of the key starting points for global history, has developed a methodological approach to the concept of ‘divergence’. Historical divergences raise many questions: those of perspective, issues of ‘origin’, points where differences become divergences and those of multiple time scales.

Keywords:   great divergence, historical divergences, origins, chronologies, multiple time scales, Europe, Lower Yangzi Delta, environmental approaches, efflorescence

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