A Companion to World History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

A Companion to World History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History)

By: Douglas Northrop (editor)Paperback

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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

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Douglas Northrop is Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. His first book, Veiled Empire : Gender and Power in Stalinist Central Asia (2004), won the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize and the Heldt Prize.

Contents

List of Maps, Figures, and Tables x Notes on Contributors xi Editor's Acknowledgments xviii Introduction: The Challenge of World History 1 Douglas Northrop PART I TRAJECTORIES AND PRACTICES 13 1 World History: Departures and Variations 15 Kenneth Pomeranz and Daniel A. Segal 2 Why and How I Became a World Historian 32 Dominic Sachsenmaier Researching the world: techniques and methods 43 3 Becoming a World Historian: The State of Graduate Training in World History and Placement in the Academic World 45 Heather Streets-Salter 4 The World Is Your Archive? The Challenges of World History as a Field of Research 63 Barbara Weinstein 5 What Are the Units of World History? 79 Adam McKeown Teaching the world: publics and pedagogies 95 6 Meetings of World History and Public History 97 Leslie Witz 7 Challenges of Teaching and Learning World History 111 Robert B. Bain 8 Teaching World History at the College Level 128 Trevor Getz PART II CATEGORIES AND CONCEPTS 141 Framing 142 9 Environments, Ecologies, and Cultures across Space and Time 143 I.G. Simmons 10 Deep Pasts: Interconnections and Comparative History in the Ancient World 156 Norman Yoffee 11 Big History 171 Fred Spier 12 Global Scale Analysis in Human History 185 Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall 13 Region in Global History 201 Paul A. Kramer 14 Scales of a Local: The Place of Locality in a Globalizing World 213 Anne Gerritsen Comparing 227 15 Comparative History and the Challenge of the Grand Narrative 229 Michael Adas 16 The Science of Difference: Race, Indo-European Linguistics,and Eurasian Nomads 244 Xinru Liu 17 Projecting Power: Empires, Colonies, and World History 258 Mrinalini Sinha 18 The Body in/as World History 272 Antoinette Burton 19 Benchmarks of Globalization: The Global Condition, 1850 2010 285 Charles Bright and Michael Geyer Connecting 301 20 Networks, Interactions, and Connective History 303 Felipe Fernandez-Armesto with Benjamin Sacks 21 Objects in Motion 321 Scott C. Levi 22 People in Motion 339 Kerry Ward 23 Religious Ideas in Motion 352 Karin Velez, Sebastian R. Prange, and Luke Clossey 24 Diseases in Motion 365 Martin S. Pernick 25 Bullets in Motion 375 Stephen Morillo PART III MANY GLOBES: WHO WRITES THE WORLD? 389 26 The World from Oceania 391 Damon Ieremia Salesa 27 The World from China 405 Weiwei Zhang 28 Historicizing the World in Northeast Asia 418 Jie-Hyun Lim 29 Writing Global History in Africa 433 David Simo 30 Islamicate World Histories? 447 Huri Islamodlu 31 The World from Latin America and the Peripheries 464 Eduardo Deves-Valdes 32 (Re)Writing World Histories in Europe 478 Katja Naumann 33 Other Globes: Shifting Optics on the World 497 Douglas NorthropBibliography 527 Index 576 List of Maps, Figures, and Tables x Notes on Contributors xi Editor s Acknowledgments xviii Introduction: The Challenge of World History 1 Douglas Northrop PART I TRAJECTORIES AND PRACTICES 13 1 World History: Departures and Variations 15 Kenneth Pomeranz and Daniel A. Segal 2 Why and How I Became a World Historian 32 Dominic Sachsenmaier Researching the world: techniques and methods 43 3 Becoming a World Historian: The State of Graduate Training in World History and Placement in the Academic World 45 Heather Streets-Salter 4 The World Is Your Archive? The Challenges of World History as a Field of Research 63 Barbara Weinstein 5 What Are the Units of World History? 79 Adam McKeown Teaching the world: publics and pedagogies 95 6 Meetings of World History and Public History 97 Leslie Witz 7 Challenges of Teaching and Learning World History 111 Robert B. Bain 8 Teaching World History at the College Level 128 Trevor Getz PART II CATEGORIES AND CONCEPTS 141 Framing 142 9 Environments, Ecologies, and Cultures across Space and Time 143 I.G. Simmons 10 Deep Pasts: Interconnections and Comparative History in the Ancient World 156 Norman Yoffee 11 Big History 171 Fred Spier 12 Global Scale Analysis in Human History 185 Christopher Chase-Dunn and Thomas D. Hall 13 Region in Global History 201 Paul A. Kramer 14 Scales of a Local: The Place of Locality in a Globalizing World 213 Anne Gerritsen Comparing 227 15 Comparative History and the Challenge of the Grand Narrative 229 Michael Adas 16 The Science of Difference: Race, Indo-European Linguistics, and Eurasian Nomads 244 Xinru Liu 17 Projecting Power: Empires, Colonies, and World History 258 Mrinalini Sinha 18 The Body in/as World History 272 Antoinette Burton 19 Benchmarks of Globalization: The Global Condition, 1850 2010 285 Charles Bright and Michael Geyer Connecting 301 20 Networks, Interactions, and Connective History 303 Felipe Fernandez-Armesto with Benjamin Sacks 21 Objects in Motion 321 Scott C. Levi 22 People in Motion 339 Kerry Ward 23 Religious Ideas in Motion 352 Karin Velez, Sebastian R. Prange, and Luke Clossey 24 Diseases in Motion 365 Martin S. Pernick 25 Bullets in Motion 375 Stephen Morillo PART III MANY GLOBES: WHO WRITES THE WORLD? 389 26 The World from Oceania 391 Damon Ieremia Salesa 27 The World from China 405 Weiwei Zhang 28 Historicizing the World in Northeast Asia 418 Jie-Hyun Lim 29 Writing Global History in Africa 433 David Simo 30 Islamicate World Histories? 447 Huri Islamodlu 31 The World from Latin America and the Peripheries 464 Eduardo Deves-Valdes 32 (Re)Writing World Histories in Europe 478 Katja Naumann 33 Other Globes: Shifting Optics on the World 497 Douglas Northrop Bibliography 527 Index 576

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  • publication date: 05/12/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781118977514
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781118977514
  • weight: 970
  • ISBN10: 1118977513

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