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Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Maxine Berg


This book brings together a number of the major historians now entering the field, and rethinking the way they write their histories. The book includes the reflections of China experts, historians of India and Japan, of Latin America, Africa, and Europe on their past writing, and the new directions in which global history is taking them. The book shows the rapid advances in the field from early and inspiring questions of encounters between East and West, of the wealth and poverty of nations — why are we so rich and they so poor? — and the crisis of empires to new thinking on global material cu ... More

Keywords: global history, world history, area studies, great divergence, empire, national histories, regions, cosmopolitanism, environment, material culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265321
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maxine Berg, editor
Professor of History, University of Warwick

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