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

Maxine Berg (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

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 ... More


Global history: approaches and new directions

Maxine Berg

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter investigates timing and reasons for the ‘turn’ to global issues in historical writing. These have included dissatisfaction with the older frameworks of national histories and area ... More


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

Kenneth Pomeranz

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

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 ... More


Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Niv Horesh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book offers an interpretation of the Chinese monetary system, charting its evolution by examining key moments in history – from BCE 600 up to the present. It places these moments in ... More


Islam and the ‘Great Divergence’: The Case of the Moroccan Marīnid Empire, 1269–1465 CE

Maya Shatzmiller

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Marīnid Morocco is intriguing because it displays an economic efflorescence and a political and military drive similar to the northern Atlantic empires at a moment when Islamic societies are assumed ... More


The Great Divergence and The Great Specialization

Deepak Nayyar

in Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199652983
eISBN:
9780191761263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652983.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the evolution of the world economy in a long-term historical perspective. In 1820, Asia, Africa and Latin America accounted for almost three-fourths of world population and ... More


The First “Great Transformation”

John A. Mathews

in Greening of Capitalism: How Asia Is Driving the Next Great Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791502
eISBN:
9780804793162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791502.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The second chapter opens with a discussion of the first “Great Transformation” and the process of industrialization itself, which has proven to be such a powerful transformative influence. The ... More


Historical perspective and initial conditions

Deepak Nayyar

in Resurgent Asia: Diversity in Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849513
eISBN:
9780191883620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849513.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a historical perspective on Asia in the world economy with a focus on the colonial era, and sketches a profile of the prevalent initial conditions when Asian countries became ... More


Introduction

Peter M. Jones

in Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

Europe’s agricultural system is the product of a long evolution. This book concentrates on the phase beginning in the 1750s with the return to a profile of sustained population growth across much of ... More


Justice and the Wealth of Nations I

Dan Moller

in Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190863241
eISBN:
9780190863272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863241.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that recent economic growth represents a species-historical phenomenon that philosophers writing in political economy must not neglect, and one which raises difficult questions ... More


Introduction: Varieties of Improvement

Paul Slack

in The Invention of Improvement: Information and Material Progress in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199645916
eISBN:
9780191757754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645916.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the interplay between culture and economic circumstances in the formation of social aspirations in different societies, including those which underlay the great divergence ... More


Revising the Framework: Energy and Eurasian History

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter first theorizes as if each system leader has been similar in terms of the resource foundations it has brought to the arena and what it has been able to do with those foundations. Earlier ... More


Conclusion

Peter M. Jones

in Agricultural Enlightenment: Knowledge, Technology, and Nature, 1750-1840

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198716075
eISBN:
9780191784293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716075.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Social History

Viewing the evolution of Europe’s rural economy through the lens of the Enlightenment enables researchers to extend the range of possible explanations for agricultural growth in the modern era. By ... More


Positive-Sum Global Justice

Bas van der Vossen and Jason Brennan

in In Defense of Openness: Why Global Freedom Is the Humane Solution to Global Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190462956
eISBN:
9780190462970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462956.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

After describing the stunning wealth that some people in our world enjoy, the chapter contrasts two ways of thinking about the sources of such wealth and poverty. While many people believe this is ... More


Mysore’s Pre-colonial Potentialities for Capitalist Development and Industrialization

Kaveh Yazdani

in Capitalisms: Towards a Global History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199499717
eISBN:
9780199099269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499717.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This paper enquires into Mysore’s potentialities for a proto-capitalist development and a sort of industrialization during the reigns of Haidar ‘Ali (r. 1761–82) and Tipu Sultan (r. 1782–99)—the ... More


How the West Became Rich: Stylized Facts and Literature Review

Vladimir Popov

in Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703631
eISBN:
9780191772849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703631.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The usual explanation is that countries that we now call developed, or the West, acquired in the sixteenth century and beyond some features that were absent in more traditional societies. The list of ... More


Capitalisms: Towards a Global History

Kaveh Yazdani and Dilip M. Menon (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199499717
eISBN:
9780199099269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499717.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Conventional accounts often conceive the genesis of capitalism in Europe within the conjunctures of agricultural, commercial, and industrial revolutions. Challenging this widely believed cliché, this ... More


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