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Making Porous and Expansive Boundaries: Jerry Bentley, World History, and Global Publics

Trevor R. Getz

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores the boundaries of world history and Jerry Bentley’s role as a guardian of those boundaries and of their porosity. Drawing on Bentley’s statements and choices as editor of the ... More


Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Alan Karras and Laura J. Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This volume responds to provocations that Jerry Bentley tendered in his scholarship and through his professional activities. The collection interrogates the institutional settings, disciplinary ... More


Close Encounters of the Methodological Kind: Contending with Enlightenment Legacies in World History

Laura J. Mitchell

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0013
Subject:
History, Historiography

Professional and public perceptions of history remain deeply influenced by the discipline’s Enlightenment roots. Without a set of common assumptions, the field would be paralyzed, but unless scholars ... More


Eating the World: The Iguana’s Tale of Caribbean Ecology and Culinary History

Candice Goucher

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This essay follows the iguana, an indigenous genus of herbivorous lizards, to the Caribbean dinner table, from the fifteenth century to the present. Inspired by historian Jerry Bentley’s scholarly ... More


Writing World Histories for Our Times

Alan Karras and Laura J. Mitchell

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This essay considers the place of world history within the larger disciplinary practices of historical inquiry. Disciplinary traditions of deep specialization are in tension with world historians’ ... More


World Historians and the Future of Academic History: A Research Manifesto

Alan Karras

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This essay explores the relationship between academic training in history and teaching world history. Historians are almost always trained to do original archival research, which generally leads to ... More


Shadows of Sovereignty: Legal Encounters and the Politics of Protection in the Atlantic World

Lauren Benton

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

While highlighting the importance of protection to European ventures in the Indian Ocean, historians have tended to overlook its central role in structuring cross-polity relations in the Atlantic ... More


The Promise of—and the Threats to—Historical Linguistics as a Complement of Bentleyan World History

Martin W. Lewis

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

Historical linguistics offers powerful tools for the broad-based approach to world history pioneered by Jerry Bentley. Linguistic analysis, for example, has allowed scholars to solve the mystery of ... More


Introduction: The Historical and Comparative Study of Cross-Cultural Trade

Francesca Trivellato

in Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199379187
eISBN:
9780199379224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199379187.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Religion

The introduction lays out the volume’s contours and agenda. It outlines key approaches and concepts that have characterized classic studies of cross-cultural trade by historians such as S. D. ... More


Encounters within Europe: Travelers’ Views of Slavery in Renaissance Iberia

William D. Phillips Jr.

in Encounters Old and New in World History: Essays Inspired by Jerry H. Bentley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824865917
eISBN:
9780824875626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865917.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the accounts of several Central European travelers who visited the Iberian Peninsula in the second half of the fifteenth century and pays particular attention to their comments ... More


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