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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


The English School and World History

Richard Little

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In contrast to Hidemi Suganami in the first chapter, the author argues that the English School of International Relations has made, and can continue to make, an important contribution to the study of ... More


International Society and its Critics

Alex J. Bellamy (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book is a major new evaluation of the contribution of the influential English School to international relations theory. It focuses on all the key contemporary and international political issues, ... More


The Course of World History: Shapes of Freedom

Peter C. Hodgson

in Shapes of Freedom: Hegel's Philosophy of World History in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654956
eISBN:
9780191741333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654956.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Spirit’s self-actualization begins with the paternalistic, static realm of China, progresses through the stages of fanciful imagination in the cultural traditions of India, the vast but flawed ... More


Education and Catastrophe Education and Catastrophe The War and the World

Simon J. James

in Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In spite of its meliorist tendencies, Wells’s work also contains a strongly pessimistic strain, and frequently stages scenes of warfare and violent destruction. The War in the Air predicts an aerial ... More


The Retreat of Empires and the Global Advance of the Market

Thomas Borstelmann

in The 1970s: A New Global History from Civil Rights to Economic Inequality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141565
eISBN:
9781400839704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141565.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter places the United States in the 1970s in the context of world history. Because of the diversity of the Earth's societies in political and social development, all nations and peoples in ... More


Introduction

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A world history of political thought, including philosophy, ethics, religious ideology, and everyday political culture, is needed to determine both where cultures differ, and what they have in ... More


The Importance of NPs in Human Affairs

Richard Firn

in Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that shaped our world

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566839
eISBN:
9780191721700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566839.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter shows how human obsession for certain NPs (e.g. coffee, tea, spices, morphine, cocaine, hops, quinine, etc.) has influenced world history. If one looks at NPs as a group rather than each ... More


The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For over two millennia, western cultural development—and particularly the western geographic imagination—has been shaped by the myth of the ten lost tribes of Israel. From biblical times to this ... More


The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Julian Swann and Joël Félix (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

For generations of historians, 1789 was a defining moment in world history and it has been said to mark, amongst other things, the triumph of the bourgeoisie, the birth of modernity, the rise of ... More


Musical Instruments and World History: A Case Study of the Guitar in the Republic of Turkey

Kevin Dawe

in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter present a preliminary study of the emergence of the guitar in the music, culture and society of Turkey, a transcontinental Republic founded in 1923, noting also the instrument’s presence ... More


How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Jonathan Scott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Between 1500 and 1800, the North Sea region overtook the Mediterranean as the most dynamic part of the world. At its core the Anglo-Dutch relationship intertwined close alliance and fierce antagonism ... More


Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Edmund Burke and Robert J. Mankin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584645
eISBN:
9780226584812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson’s The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the ... More


Losing a Sense of History

C. John Sommerville

in The Decline of the Secular University

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306958
eISBN:
9780199850853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306958.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

History is normally classified as a “humanities” subject. It is meant to teach students what humans have been capable of—what they have built and what they have destroyed. Reduced concern for history ... More


Latin America in World History

Marcello Carmagnani

in The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247987
eISBN:
9780520947511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247987.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book aims to emphasize the role, past and present, of Latin American countries in world history. The historical analysis can lead to perceptions to understand how, when, and why Latin American ... More


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


Energy in World History

Vaclav Smil

in Energy and Civilization: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the place of energy in world history. It examines historical milestones—such as the rise of larger populations organized with greater social complexity into nation-states and ... More


A Women’s World History, in the World of Arabic Letters: A Reader’s View

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Gives a history of the volume’s publication and circulation within the context of the early non-official press and book publishing sector in Egypt, followed by a discussion of the book’s themes as ... More


After the Good War

Donald R. Kelley

in Frontiers of History: Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120622
eISBN:
9780300135091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120622.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines attempts to reconstruct and to revise history after 1945, and looks at the enlarging of horizons beyond Europe as seen through an updated and intellectually post-colonial and ... More


The Ventures of Marshall G. S. Hodgson

Edmund Burke III and Robert J. Mankin (eds)

in Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584645
eISBN:
9780226584812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

When Hodgson began his career, both world history and Islamic history were still deeply embedded in an essentially Eurocentric and present-centered intellectual world. This mental framework made it ... More


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